Fabrication and characterization of aluminum heavy liners for the pulse power systems of the high energy density physics program at Los Alamos

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Aluminum heavy liners of three basic types have been fabricated for Los Alamos pulse power experiments. The first fabrications used a conventional hand operated lathe with high speed steel cutting tools. More recent fabrications have used numerically controlled lathes with carbide insert cutting tools. A numerically controlled Pneumo lathe with an air bearing spindle and with air bearing cross slides has been used to fabricate the most recent examples of the 3.2 gm Pegasus Precision Liner that is normally accelerated to 3 mm/{micro}s for experiments at the Pegasus II pulse power facility. The basic dimensions, including wall thickness, of fourteen ... continued below

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Anderson, W.E.; Day, R.D.; Bartos, J.J.; Garcia, F.P.; Hatch, D.J. & Hannah, P.R. September 1, 1996.

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Aluminum heavy liners of three basic types have been fabricated for Los Alamos pulse power experiments. The first fabrications used a conventional hand operated lathe with high speed steel cutting tools. More recent fabrications have used numerically controlled lathes with carbide insert cutting tools. A numerically controlled Pneumo lathe with an air bearing spindle and with air bearing cross slides has been used to fabricate the most recent examples of the 3.2 gm Pegasus Precision Liner that is normally accelerated to 3 mm/{micro}s for experiments at the Pegasus II pulse power facility. The basic dimensions, including wall thickness, of fourteen of these parts have been characterized by an automated inspection machine. Liner surface finishes are measured directly by stylus profilometer and by optical interferometric analysis of cast polymeric replicas. Statistics of these measurements will be presented. Plans for future fabrication of similar and larger liners with increasingly stringent specification of wall thickness and of surface finish are described along with corresponding plans for liner characterization improvements.

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OSTI as DE96014649

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  • Megagauss magnetic field generation and related topics, Sarov (Russian Federation), 5-10 Aug 1996

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  • Other: DE96014649
  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-2706
  • Report No.: CONF-9608132--8
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 373913
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc686945

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Anderson, W.E.; Day, R.D.; Bartos, J.J.; Garcia, F.P.; Hatch, D.J. & Hannah, P.R. Fabrication and characterization of aluminum heavy liners for the pulse power systems of the high energy density physics program at Los Alamos, article, September 1, 1996; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc686945/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.