New developments and applications of intense pulsed radiation sources at Sandia National Laboratories

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In the past thirty-six months, tremendous strides have been made in x-ray production using high-current z-pinches. Today, the x-ray energy (1.9 MJ) and power (200 TW) output of the Z accelerator (formerly PBFA-II) is the largest available in the laboratory. These z-pinch x-ray sources are being developed for research into the physics of high energy density plasmas of interest in weapon behavior and in inertial confinement fusion. Beyond the Z accelerator current of 20 MA, an extrapolation to the X-1 accelerator level of 60 MA may have the potential to drive high-yield ICF reactions at affordable cost if several challenging ... continued below

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Cook, D. February 1, 1998.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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In the past thirty-six months, tremendous strides have been made in x-ray production using high-current z-pinches. Today, the x-ray energy (1.9 MJ) and power (200 TW) output of the Z accelerator (formerly PBFA-II) is the largest available in the laboratory. These z-pinch x-ray sources are being developed for research into the physics of high energy density plasmas of interest in weapon behavior and in inertial confinement fusion. Beyond the Z accelerator current of 20 MA, an extrapolation to the X-1 accelerator level of 60 MA may have the potential to drive high-yield ICF reactions at affordable cost if several challenging technical problems can be overcome. New developments have also taken place at Sandia in the area of high current, mm-diameter electron beams for advanced hydrodynamic radiography. On SABRE, x-ray spot diameters were less than 2 mm with a dose of 100 R at 1 meter in a 40 ns pulse.

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  • 11. IEEE international pulsed power conference, Baltimore, MD (United States), 29 Jun - 2 Jul 1997

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  • Other: DE98004138
  • Report No.: SAND--98-0544C
  • Report No.: CONF-9706113--
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 634116
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc690656

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Cook, D. New developments and applications of intense pulsed radiation sources at Sandia National Laboratories, article, February 1, 1998; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc690656/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.