Note: Experimental platform for magnetized high-energy-density plasma studies at the omega laser facility

G. Fiksel, A. Agliata, D. Barnak, G. Brent, Po-Yu Chang, L. Folnsbee, G. Gates, D. Hasset, D. Lonobile, J. Magoon, D. Mastrosimone, M. J. Shoup, R. Betti

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Abstract

An upgrade of the pulsed magnetic field generator magneto-inertial fusion electrical discharge system [O. Gotchev et al., Rev. Sci. Instrum. 80, 043504 (2009)] is described. The device is used to study magnetized high-energy-density plasma and is capable of producing a pulsed magnetic field of tens of tesla in a volume of a few cubic centimeters. The magnetic field is created by discharging a high-voltage capacitor through a small wire-wound coil. The coil current pulse has a duration of about 1 μs and a peak value of 40 kA. Compared to the original, the updated version has a larger energy storage and improved switching system. In addition, magnetic coils are fabricated using 3-D printing technology which allows for a greater variety of the magnetic field topology.

Original languageEnglish
Article number016105
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume86
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation

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