Russian Physics Journal

, Volume 62, Issue 7, pp 1243–1252 | Cite as

Generation of K-Shell Radiation of Noble Gases in the Microsecond Implosion Regime

  • A. V. ShishlovEmail author
  • V. A. Kokshenev
  • N. E. Kurmaev
  • N. A. Labetskaya
  • F. I. Fursov
  • R. K. Cherdizov

Studies of K-shell plasma radiation sources were performed on the GIT-12 generator (4.7 MA, 1.7 μs). In the experiments, a new type of load configuration was used to form the Z-pinch plasma – a gas puff with an outer plasma shell. Noble gases neon and argon were used as working gases. The gas puff consisted of two cascades: a hollow cylindrical shell outside and a solid jet inside. The outer plasma shell was created with the help of plasma guns located on a diameter of 350 mm. A distinctive feature of these studies is that the experiments with the plasma radiation source were carried out in the microsecond implosion regime usually leading to a significant decrease in the efficiency of generation of K-shell x-rays. The use of the Z-pinch load of a new type significantly improved the efficiency of the microsecond plasma radiation source. As a result of optimization of the initial gas-puff parameters, a neon K-shell radiation yield of 14.7 kJ/cm at a peak implosion current of 3.5 MA was achieved. In experiments with argon gas puffs, the radiation yield reached 1.9 kJ/cm at a peak implosion current of 3.1 MA.


z-pinch plasma radiation source K-shell radiation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Shishlov
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. A. Kokshenev
    • 1
  • N. E. Kurmaev
    • 1
  • N. A. Labetskaya
    • 1
  • F. I. Fursov
    • 1
  • R. K. Cherdizov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of High-Current Electronics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesTomskRussia

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