Methods for producing ultrahigh magnetic fields

Felber, F. S.; Liberman, M. A.; Velikovich, A. L.
June 1985
Applied Physics Letters;6/1/1985, Vol. 46 Issue 11, p1042
Academic Journal
A general class of methods is suggested for producing controlled magnetic fields up to the order of 100 MG. The methods involve radially imploding plasmas in which longitudinal magnetic fields have been entrained. Specific methods of implosion suggested are (a) gas-puff Z pinch and (b) ablative implosion of a liner by a laser. Applications include reducing fusion ignition thresholds, producing beams of gamma radiation, accelerating particles, and producing high-energy densities under controlled conditions.


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