Behavior of a plasma in a high-density gas-embedded Z-pinch configuration

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The theoretical analysis of a high density Z-pinch (HDZP) begins with an examination of the steady state energy balance between ohmic heating and bremsstrahlung radiation losses for a plasma column in pressure equilibrium. The model is then expanded to include the time-varying internal energy and results in a quasi-equilibrium prescription for the load current through a constant radius plasma channel. This set of current waveforms is useful in the design of experimental systems. The behavior of a plasma for physically realizable conditions is first examined by allowing adiabatic changes in the column radius. A more complete model is then developed ... continued below

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Shlachter, J.S. May 1, 1982.

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The theoretical analysis of a high density Z-pinch (HDZP) begins with an examination of the steady state energy balance between ohmic heating and bremsstrahlung radiation losses for a plasma column in pressure equilibrium. The model is then expanded to include the time-varying internal energy and results in a quasi-equilibrium prescription for the load current through a constant radius plasma channel. This set of current waveforms is useful in the design of experimental systems. The behavior of a plasma for physically realizable conditions is first examined by allowing adiabatic changes in the column radius. A more complete model is then developed by incorporating inertial effects into the momentum equation, and the resultant global MHD computational model is compared with more sophisticated, and costly, one- and two-dimensional computer simulations. These comparisons demonstrate the advantages of the global MHD description over previously developed zero-dimensional models.

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  • Other: DE82017396
  • Report No.: LA-9333-T
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/5183683 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5183683
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1054219

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Shlachter, J.S. Behavior of a plasma in a high-density gas-embedded Z-pinch configuration, report, May 1, 1982; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1054219/: accessed July 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.