Accession Number : ADA189509

Title :   X-Ray Source Model for Z-Pinch Aluminum Plasmas.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Correll, Randall R.

Report Date : DEC 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : This thesis develops a three dimensional (x,y,z) X-ray radiation source model and a radiation transfer model suitable for predicting X ray images from two-dimensional (r,z), cylindrically-symmetric, temperature and density profiles of a z-pitch aluminum plasma. The radiation, electron, and ion temperature and density profiles are provided from an existing magnetohydrodynamic computer model. These temperatures and densities are used to characterize the emissive and transmissive properties of the plasma. The X-ray radiation transport through the plasma is solved using single-group, Monte Carlo integration methods. The emitted radiation is projected onto a hypothetical, far-field detector where an energy flux image is measured. The results show that the model employing a Monte Carlo integration resulting from the emission from a z pinch aluminum plasma. Keywords: Plasma diagnostics; Aluminum; Opacity; X Ray diagnostics; Theses.

Descriptors :   *ALUMINUM, *IMAGES, *PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS, *X RAY DIAGNOSTICS, *X RAYS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, DENSITY, DETECTORS, ELECTRONS, ENERGY, FAR FIELD, FLUX(RATE), INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, INTEGRATION, IONS, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, MODELS, MONTE CARLO METHOD, PINCH EFFECT, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), PROFILES, RADIATION, RADIATIVE TRANSFER, SOURCES, TEMPERATURE, THESES.

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE