Springer Theses

Cylindrical Liner Z-pinches as Drivers for Converging Strong Shock Experiments

Authors: Burdiak, Guy

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by Imperial College London
  • Details an entirely new experimental platform for generating and studying converging radiative shock waves
  • Includes a chapter on how to measure the voltage across a z-pinch
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The thesis represents the development of an entirely new experimental platform for generating and studying converging radiative shock waves. It was discovered that the application of large magnetic pressures to gas-filled cylindrical metallic tubes could sequentially produce three shocks within the gas. A comprehensive set of instrumentation was devised to explore this system in detail and an exceptionally thorough experimental and theoretical study was carried out in order to understand the source of the shock waves and their dynamics. The research is directed towards some of the most interesting topics in high energy density physics (HEDP) today, namely the interaction of HED material with radiation and magnetic fields, with broad applications to inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and laboratory plasma astrophysics. The work has already generated significant international interest in these two distinct research areas and the results could have significant importance for magnetic ICF concepts being explored at Sandia National Laboratories in the US and for our understanding of the very strong shock waves that are ubiquitous in astrophysics.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Burdiak, Guy C.

    Pages 1-24

  • The MAGPIE Generator and Diagnostics

    Burdiak, Guy C.

    Pages 25-48

  • Plasma Formation and Ablation Dynamics in Thin-Foil Cylindrical Liner Experiments

    Burdiak, Guy C.

    Pages 49-63

  • The Interaction of Ablation from a Thin-Foil Liner with a Gas-Fill

    Burdiak, Guy C.

    Pages 65-72

  • Production and Evolution of Multiple Converging Radiative Shocks Inside Thick, Gas-Filled Cylindrical Liners

    Burdiak, Guy C.

    Pages 73-112

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cylindrical Liner Z-pinches as Drivers for Converging Strong Shock Experiments
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06962-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06962-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-06961-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36137-6
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 144
Number of Illustrations and Tables
68 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
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