Pinch current limitation effect in plasma focus

Lee, S. and Saw, S. H. (2008) Pinch current limitation effect in plasma focus. Applied Physics Letters, 92 (2). ISSN 1077-3118


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The Lee model couples the electrical circuit with plasma focus dynamics, thermodynamics, and radiation. It is used to design and simulate experiments. A beam-target mechanism is incorporated, resulting in realistic neutron yield scaling with pinch current and increasing its versatility for investigating all Mather-type machines. Recent runs indicate a previously unsuspected “pinch current limitation” effect. The pinch current does not increase beyond a certain value however low the static inductance is reduced to. The results indicate that decreasing the present static inductance of the PF1000 machine will neither increase the pinch current nor the neutron yield, contrary to expectations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Centre for Plasma Research
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Date Deposited: 03 May 2016 07:16
Last Modified: 03 May 2016 07:16

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