Journal of Fusion Energy

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 242–246 | Cite as

Numerical Study of Radiation Emission from the Argon Plasma Focus

Original Research


Ion populations and emitted spectrum of argon plasma have been calculated using the POPULATE and SPECTRA codes of the RATION suite at different conditions (electron temperatures, electron densities, ion densities, plasma size) for LTE and NLTE models. Expected argon plasma spectra at certain electron temperature range have been plotted. The suitable electron temperatures ranges for argon plasma soft X-ray (3–4 keV) emission and EUV (60–200 eV) emission have been investigated. POPULATE and SPECTRA codes have been presented as a good assisted tools for plasma focus diagnostics.


Argon plasma Soft X-ray EUV emission Populate and spectra codes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsAtomic Energy Commission of SyriaDamascusSyria
  2. 2.Plasma Technology Research Center, Department of PhysicsUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia

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