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Author Sorokin, S. A.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY ♦ CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY ♦ ALUMINIUM ♦ ANODES ♦ CATHODES ♦ CLOSURES ♦ CONFIGURATION ♦ ELECTRON BEAMS ♦ ELECTRONS ♦ FOILS ♦ IMPEDANCE ♦ PLASMA ♦ PLASMA EXPANSION ♦ PULSES ♦ TUNGSTEN ♦ X RADIATION ♦ X-RAY SOURCES
Abstract Low-impedance rod-pinch diode experiments were performed on the MIG generator at Institute of High Current Electronics using an aluminum foil placed between concentric electrodes of a rod-pinch diode. The J × B force accelerates the foil plasma in the axial and radial directions. After the foil plasma is pushed beyond the tip of the rod, a vacuum gap and a pinched electron beam form. The anode and cathode plasmas expansion and the following plasmas sweeping up by the J × B force can result in repetitive gap formations and closures, which are evident in the several successive intense x-ray pulses. A 0.7-mm-size point-like x-ray source was realized using a 1-mm-diameter tungsten rod, tapered to a point over the last 10 mm. The results of experiments show that the foil-shorted rod-pinch diode configuration has the potential to form low-impedance diodes, to shorten x-ray pulse duration and to realize submillimeter spot-size x-ray sources.
ISSN 1070664X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-04-15
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physics of Plasmas
Volume Number 23
Issue Number 4