J. Phys. IV France
Volume 11, Numéro PR2, Juillet 2001
X-Ray Lasers 2000
Page(s) Pr2-263 - Pr2-266
7th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers

J. Phys. IV France 11 (2001) Pr2-263-Pr2-266

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2001249

Non-thermal pumping of the H-like ions by Z-pinch discharge

P. Kubes1, J. Kravarik1, M. Paduch2, K. Tomaszewski2, M. Scholz2 and A. Szydlowski3

1  Czech Technical University, Technicka 2, 16627 Prague 6, Czech Republic
2  Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion, P.O. Box 49, 00-908 Warsaw, Poland
3  The Andrzej Soltan Institute of Nuclear Studies, 05-400 Otwock-Swierk, Poland

The paper describes experimental studies of x-ray pulses generated by implosions of current-sheaths onto sufficiently thick carbon fibers with the focus on a possibility of pumping the inverse population of hydrogen like ions levels. The stabilizing role of carbon fibers on the pinched-phase plasma is suggested and documented by the pinhole and streak camera pictures, PIN diode signals, and detected non-equilibrium spectrum of the Lyman lines of hydrogen-like carbon ions

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