1. bookVolume 61 (2016): Issue 2 (June 2016)
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Experiments and simulations on the possibility of radiative contraction/collapse in the PF-1000 plasma focus

Published Online: 15 Jun 2016
Volume & Issue: Volume 61 (2016) - Issue 2 (June 2016)
Page range: 145 - 148
Received: 18 Sep 2015
Accepted: 14 Nov 2015
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English
Abstract

Experimental studies of discharges in the plasma focus facility with neon filling and respective numerical simulations employing the radiative Lee code are reported. The pinch currents exceed the Pease-Braginskii current, which indicates that radiative losses are larger than heating and that contraction of the formed plasma should occur. Both of these effects were indeed observed. Parallel numerical simulations were crucial for the identification of such an effect.

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