Ablation Studies of Low-Number Wire Arrays at 200 kA Using A Linear Transformer Driver

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We present the preliminary results from the first ablation studies of wire-array z-pinches using a short-pulse linear transformer driver (LTD) providing a current of 200 kA in 150 ns. Laser imaging is used to recover the ablation-flare wavelength for comparison with previous studies and to provide quantitative information on the axial-density variation of… (More)

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