J. Phys. IV France
Volume 11, Numéro PR2, Juillet 2001
X-Ray Lasers 2000
Page(s) Pr2-575 - Pr2-578
7th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers

J. Phys. IV France 11 (2001) Pr2-575-Pr2-578

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20012114

A study of electrical discharge in polyacetal capillary

M. Vrbová1, A. Jancárek1, L. Pína1, P. Vrba2, N.A. Bobrova3, P.V. Sasorov3, M. Kálal1 and L. Nádvorniková1

1  Czech Technical University, Faculty of Nuclear Science, Brehová 7, 11519 Prague 1, Czech Republic
2  Institute of Plasma Physics, AS CR, Za Slovankou 3, 18221 Prague 8, Czech Republic
3  Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Bolshaya Cheremuskinskaya 25, Moscow, Russia

A fast electrical discharge, created in an initially evacuated polyacetal capillary, has been simulated and realized. Steady state discharge parameters for polyethylene and polyacetal have been compared on the basis of the IONMIX code results. Space-time dependencies of plasma electron temperatures and densities under various experimental conditions have been judged on the basis of one-dimensional MHD model. Measured and evaluated macroscopic parameters correspond to each other.

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