J. Phys. IV France
Volume 10, Numéro PR5, March 2000
The 1999 International Conference on Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems
Page(s) Pr5-263 - Pr5-266
The 1999 International Conference on Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems

J. Phys. IV France 10 (2000) Pr5-263-Pr5-266

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2000547

Computer simulation of electroexplosions of metallic wires and hydrocarbon fibers with taken into account properties of strongly coupled plasmas

V. Skvortsov1, B. Etlicher2 and A. Krukovsky1

1  High Energy Density Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Izhorskaya 13/19, 127412 Moscow, Russia, and Moscow State University of Technology "Stankin", Vadkovsky Per. 3A, 101472 Moscow, Russia
2  École Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau, France

The processes of initiation and dynamics of electroexplosions of copper, tungsten wires as well as hydrocarbon fibers and graphite needles were numerically investigated by using different computer codes with taken into account the thermophysical, optical and electrophysical properties of real matters (including states of strongly coupled plasmas). The most interesting case is the case of electroexplosion of tungsten in connection with the new possible scheme of plasma gamma-ray laser creation. It is shown that the main plasma parameters of such plasma torches is very close to that which are needed for this object.

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