Accession Number : ADA180159

Title :   Interpretation of X-Ray Spectra from Neon Plasmas Produced by Gas Implosions.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : SACHS/FREEMAN ASSOCIATES INC LANDOVER MD

Personal Author(s) : Mehlman,G ; Burkhalter,P G ; Newman,D A

PDF Url : ADA180159

Report Date : 23 Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Spectroscopic measurements of imploded neon plasmas in the energy range 900-1600 eV provide estimates of the plasma thermodynamic properties. Plasma temperatures are found to be in the range 100-140eV. There is experimental evidence for electron densities of several times 10 to the 21st power /cc. Temperature and density gradients are discussed especially for the case of plasmas generated without a fast risetime current driving the implosion, Plasma dynamic properties such as dimensions of the emitting volume for the observed ion radiation and ionic velocities are discussed, based on the spectral line widths. Keywords: Neon implosions; X ray spectroscopy; Plasma parameters.

Descriptors :   *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *X RAY SPECTRA, *IMPLOSIONS, ELECTRON DENSITY, EMISSION SPECTRA, DYNAMICS, GASES, GRADIENTS, MEASUREMENT, NEON, SPECTRAL LINES, SPECTROSCOPY, TEMPERATURE, THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES, WIDTH, X RAYS

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE