EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 59, 2013IFSA 2011 – Seventh International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||X. Z-Pinches and Pulsed Power|
|Published online||15 November 2013|
Formation of dense, electromagnetically accelerated plasma for laboratory astrophysics
Department of Energy Sciences, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta-cho, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8502, Japan
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Published online: 15 November 2013
We proposed tapered pinch discharge as a measure to conduct laboratory astrophysics experiments. Basic behaviors of the plasma have been characterized using a prototype device. Results show that the plasma flux and velocity depend on initial gas density, discharge current and taper geometry. Those behaviors can be illustrated with a simple model considering the pinching dynamics of the current sheet based on a 1 dimensional (1-D) equation of motion. Achievable value of the tapered pinch plasma is estimated and compared with required plasma parameters based on scaling parameters for laboratory astrophysics.
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