Physics of Atomic Nuclei

, Volume 80, Issue 11, pp 1669–1672 | Cite as

Study of Mechanical and Thermal Impact of a Plasma Focus Discharge on Diagnostic Elements of PFM-72M Installation

Engineering Design of Nuclear Physics Equipment


Mechanical and thermal impact of the plasma focus discharge on structural elements of diagnostic windows of the PFM-72m discharge installation are calculated. The absence of critical impact at early discharge stages and during the first 300 ns after the “plasma focus” formation is shown. The possibility of shock impact on the surface of diagnostic windows at later times, which may result in their substantial deformation and destruction, is demonstrated.


discharge device diagnostic volume high temperature plasma thermal impact mechanical stress 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. A. Bashutin
    • 1
  • A. S. Savelov
    • 1
  • P. P. Sidorov
    • 1
  1. 1.National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)MoscowRussia

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