Description: High density, laser-initiated, gas-embedded Z-pinch experiments which are being performed at Los Alamos are being treated computationally using a two-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic computer code. All aspects of the experiment are modeled including the laser-optics system, the Marx-bank/transmission line, electron avalanching, and the experimental diagnostics. Experimental observations have been reproduced very well. The plasma produced in the experiments has n/sub e/>10/sup 20//cm/sup 3/, T=200eV, and n/sub e/tau > 2 x 10/sup 13/ s/cm/sup 3/.
Date: August 1, 1981
Creator: Brownell, J.H.; Lindemuth, I.R.; Oliphant, T.A. & Weiss, D.L.
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