Ohmically heated high-density Z pinch

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The gross properties of a high-density (n approximately equal to 10$sup 27$ m$sup -3$), small-radius, (r = 10$sup -4$ m) gas-imbedded Z pinch have been examined considering only classical processes. The rate equation using only ohmic heating along with bremsstrahlung and radial heat transport shows that ohmic heating will rapidly take the pinch to thermonuclear temperatures for currents, I, greater than 1 MA. The radial heat loss for the pinch is very small for I greater than 1.5 MA. This suggests that the pinch could tolerate being driven to a nearby wall by an m = 1 kink. The laser ... continued below

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Hammel, J.E. January 1, 1976.

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The gross properties of a high-density (n approximately equal to 10$sup 27$ m$sup -3$), small-radius, (r = 10$sup -4$ m) gas-imbedded Z pinch have been examined considering only classical processes. The rate equation using only ohmic heating along with bremsstrahlung and radial heat transport shows that ohmic heating will rapidly take the pinch to thermonuclear temperatures for currents, I, greater than 1 MA. The radial heat loss for the pinch is very small for I greater than 1.5 MA. This suggests that the pinch could tolerate being driven to a nearby wall by an m = 1 kink. The laser technology for initiation of the small-diameter filament and the high-voltage technology for giving a 30-ns rise to a MA or more are available now. Some reactor considerations have been included. (auth)

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  • Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-76

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  • Report No.: LA--6203-MS
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/4023035 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4023035
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc865979

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Hammel, J.E. Ohmically heated high-density Z pinch, report, January 1, 1976; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc865979/: accessed September 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.