Engineering description of the LASL ZT-40 Toroidal Z-Pinch

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The ZT-40 Toroidal Z-Pinch experiment is the largest and newest Z-Pinch to be built at Los Alamos. The experiment consists of a discharge tube with a minor diameter of 40 cm and an aspect ratio of 5.7 to 1. The theta and Z-fields are produced by two capacitor banks, each with 650 KJ (at 50 kV) of stored energy. The experiment is controlled by a ''Prime 400'' computer which is dedicated for ZT-40 use. The experiment is to be constructed in two phases. First with a passive crowbar system and then later a power crowbar system will be added so ... continued below

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Hammer, C.F.; Dike, R.S. & Nunnally, W.C. January 1, 1977.

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The ZT-40 Toroidal Z-Pinch experiment is the largest and newest Z-Pinch to be built at Los Alamos. The experiment consists of a discharge tube with a minor diameter of 40 cm and an aspect ratio of 5.7 to 1. The theta and Z-fields are produced by two capacitor banks, each with 650 KJ (at 50 kV) of stored energy. The experiment is controlled by a ''Prime 400'' computer which is dedicated for ZT-40 use. The experiment is to be constructed in two phases. First with a passive crowbar system and then later a power crowbar system will be added so that the load current can be extended about 250 ..mu..sec.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • 7. symposium on fusion research project, Knoxville, TN, USA, 25 Oct 1977

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-77-2441
  • Report No.: CONF-771029-22
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5260064
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1065109

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Hammer, C.F.; Dike, R.S. & Nunnally, W.C. Engineering description of the LASL ZT-40 Toroidal Z-Pinch, article, January 1, 1977; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1065109/: accessed December 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.