Analysis of implosion and stagnation of stainless steel wire array z-pinches at 18MA on the Z generator

We present detailed analysis of the implosion dynamics and stagnation of a Stainless Steel wire array z-pinch on the Z generator. Z2011 was a 0.68mg/cm, 70mm on 35mm nested wire array. In this presentation we use the complete set of data available for this shot to discuss in detail the implosion dynamics and conditions in the final pinch.