Liner compression and instabilities and shocks at high currents with the Pegasus and Ranchero sources

We have done implosion experiments with cylindrical liners at currents ranging from 3 to 25 million amperes (MA). The low current (3-6 MA) experiments are done at the Pegasus capacitor bank facility and the high current (/spl sim/25 MA) ones are done with an explosive flux compression generator (Ranchero) in Ancho canyon at Los Alamos. Visible light and X… CONTINUE READING