Observation of pinching in the compact toroid injection experiment: Implications for a plasma opening switch

Citation
Kl. Baker et al., Observation of pinching in the compact toroid injection experiment: Implications for a plasma opening switch, APPL PHYS L, 79(9), 2001, pp. 1237-1239
Citations number
23
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science
Journal title
APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS
ISSN journal
0003-6951 → ACNP
Volume
79
Issue
9
Year of publication
2001
Pages
1237 - 1239
Database
ISI
SICI code
0003-6951(20010827)79:9<1237:OOPITC>2.0.ZU;2-2
Abstract
A compact toroid inductively stores the energy released by a capacitor bank as it is being accelerated. This energy can be stored for a period of more than ten microseconds and then transferred to a load on a much shorter tim e scale. This article presents framing camera images of the radial compress ion of plasma trailing behind a compact toroid as the compact toroid leaves its inner electrode. This compression illustrates the basic principles of a compact toroid plasma opening switch which could be used to drive fast z pinches. (C) 2001 American Institute of Physics.