INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES FISICAS DE MAR DEL PLATA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Effect of the external outer electrode in Plasma Focus discharges
HORACIO BRUZZONE; ALEJANDRO CLAUSSE; BARBAGLIA, MARIO O.; HUGO ACUÑA
PLASMA PHYSICS AND CONTROLLED FUSION
IOP PUBLISHING LTD
Lugar: Londres; Año: 2012 vol. 54 p. 12001 - 12001
The pinching efﬁciency of a plasma focus operating with an open cathode was studied by reconstructing the temporal evolution of the inductance of the plasma-electrodes system. It was found that the performance as a neuron generator is substantially reduced compared with the same device conﬁgured with a surrounding cage-like cathode. In particular, no pinching occurred in 30 shots performed at 1, 2 and 3mbar without outer electrode.