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Study Of A Non-Equilibrium Plasma Pinch With Application For Microwave Generation, Ahmad Al Agry Aug 2013

Study Of A Non-Equilibrium Plasma Pinch With Application For Microwave Generation, Ahmad Al Agry

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The Non-Equilibrium Plasma Pinch (NEPP), also known as the Dense Plasma Focus (DPF) is well known as a source of energetic ions, relativistic electrons and neutrons as well as electromagnetic radiation extending from the infrared to X-ray. In this dissertation, the operation of a 15 kJ, Mather type, NEPP machine is studied in detail. A large number of experiments are carried out to tune the machine parameters for best performance using helium and hydrogen as filling gases. The NEPP machine is modified to be able to extract the copious number of electrons generated at the pinch. A hollow anode with ...