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The physics of fast Z pinches
The spectacular progress made during the last few years in reaching high energy densities in fast implosions of annular current sheaths (fast Z pinches) opens new possibilities for a broad spectrumExpand
Tungsten wire-array Z-pinch experiments at 200 TW and 2 MJ
Here Z, a 60 TW/5 MJ electrical accelerator located at Sandia National Laboratories, has been used to implode tungsten wire-array Z pinches. These arrays consisted of large numbers of tungsten wiresExpand
Pulsed-power-driven high energy density physics and inertial confinement fusion research
The Z accelerator [R. B. Spielman, W. A. Stygar, J. F. Seamen et al., Proceedings of the 11th International Pulsed Power Conference, Baltimore, MD, 1997, edited by G. Cooperstein and I. VitkovitskyExpand
The physics of fast Z pinches
The spectacular progress made during the last few years in reaching high energy densities in fast implosions of annular current sheaths (fast Z pinches) opens new possibilities for a broad spectrumExpand
Z pinches as intense x-ray sources for high-energy density physics applications
Fast Z-pinch implosions can efficiently convert the stored electrical energy in a pulsed-power accelerator into x rays. These x rays are produced when an imploding cylindrical plasma, driven by theExpand
Conceptual designs of two petawatt-class pulsed-power accelerators for high-energy-density-physics experiments
Here, we have developed conceptual designs of two petawatt-class pulsed-power accelerators: Z 300 and Z 800. The designs are based on an accelerator architecture that is founded on two concepts:Expand
Efficient x‐ray production from ultrafast gas‐puff Z pinches
The Proto‐II accelerator has been used to implode krypton and xenon annular gas puffs. A significant fraction of the machine electrical energy was converted first to plasma kinetic energy and then toExpand
Power enhancement by increasing the initial array radius and wire number of tungsten Z pinches
Tungsten wire array implosions on the 7- to 8-MA Saturn generator have been optimized using wire number and array diameter variations to produce 75{plus_minus}10TW of x rays with total energy outputsExpand
Magnetically Driven Implosions for Inertial Confinement Fusion at Sandia National Laboratories
High current pulsed-power generators efficiently store and deliver magnetic energy to z-pinch targets. We review applications of magnetically driven implosions (MDIs) to inertial confinement fusion.Expand
Characterization of energy flow and instability development in two-dimensional simulations of hollow z pinches
A two-dimensional (2-D) Eulerian Radiation-Magnetohydrodynamic (RMHD) code has been used to simulate imploding z pinches for three experiments fielded on the Los Alamos Pegasus II capacitor bank [J.Expand
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