Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2014, Page: 31-34
Design and Construction of a 20- KJ Filippov-Type Plasma Focus
Vahid Ghanei, Department of Nuclear Engineering, Faculty of Advanced Sciences & Technologies, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
Mohammad Reza Abdi, Department of physics, Faculty of science, University of Isfahan, Isfahan 81747-73441, I. R. Iran
Babak Shirani, Department of Nuclear Engineering, Faculty of Advanced Sciences & Technologies, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
Received: Nov. 29, 2013;       Published: Dec. 20, 2013
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpa.20140201.14      View  2826      Downloads  123
Abstract
UIPFF1 is a new Filippov-type plasma focus facility, constructed and built in Esfahan University. This paper reports on the design of the UIPFF1. The main stages of the construction, design and the preliminary X-ray detection tests on the UIPFF1 are mentioned concisely. Measurement results show that in a typical discharge experiment, the discharge current =181 kA, period of current signal = 7.9 µs, the total inductance of the device =132 nH and electrical resistance of the circuit = 77 mΩ. The calibration factor is measured as 121 kA/V by averaging from data obtained with a set of 5 experiments. Temporal changes in plasma focus discharge current, confirmed occurrence pinch at a specific pressure of argon, neon and nitrogen gases.
Keywords
Filippov- Type Plasma Focus, Plasma Pinch, Fusion, Discharge Current
To cite this article
Vahid Ghanei, Mohammad Reza Abdi, Babak Shirani, Design and Construction of a 20- KJ Filippov-Type Plasma Focus, American Journal of Physics and Applications. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2014, pp. 31-34. doi: 10.11648/j.ajpa.20140201.14
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