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Neutron production and implosion characteristics of a deuterium gas-puff Z pinch
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FIG. 1.

(Color online) Photograph of deuterium gas puff installed at Z.

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FIG. 2.

(a) Current and total x-ray power waveforms for 70-kV (Z1384) and 90-kV (Z1422) gas puff shots. The currents shown are the MITL currents. (b) The total power waveform for the 90-kV shot shows a two-stage rise. The same structure is apparent, although less obvious, for the harder x rays.

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FIG. 3.

Neutron signatures as measured with the side-on neutron-time-of-flight. Z1384 was 70-kV, Z1422 was 90-kV. The first peak is the bremsstrahlung signature, the second is the neutrons. 2.45-MeV neutrons are measured.

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FIG. 4.

Measured neutron output as a function of current. The circles show the average neutron output measured for Z; the diamond shows the previous Saturn result. The solid line shows the expected output for scaling.

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FIG. 5.

Axially averaged, time-integrated spectrum from Z1422. Chlorine and argon -shell lines are observed due to the dopants in the deuterium. For Z1422, argon was on the inner shell, chlorine was on the outer shell.


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Table I.

Comparison of calculated and measured neutron output from pulsed power drivers. NR indicates where data was “not reported.”

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Table II.

Summary of load parameters for the deuterium gas-puff shots. The mass ratio inner:outer shell was 1:1. The pinch length was . Note that argon is 10 times more massive than deuterium; for Z1026 the argon was mixed in by pressure through a gas panel; for Z1384, Z1422, and Z1678, the gases were premixed at the level by number density for both the argon and Freon-12.

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Table III.

Comparison of 1D and 2D calculated neutron yields with measured yields. These are also compared with 3D outputs obtained using Gorgon.a


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Scitation: Neutron production and implosion characteristics of a deuterium gas-puff Z pinch