INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES FISICAS DE MAR DEL PLATA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Temporal correlations between hard X-ray and neutron pulses in the PACO Plasma Focus device
H. BRUZZONE; M. MILANESE; J. NIEDBALSKI; H ACUÑA; R. MOROSO; J. SUPÁN; S. GUICHÓN; F. MALAMUD
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PLASMA SCIENCE
IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC
Lugar: New York; Año: 2010 vol. 38 p. 1592 - 1592
An experimental study on the fluctuations in the instants of time and amplitudes of the peaks in the voltage, current time derivative, X-rays and neutron signals during a 150-shot series in a 2 kJ Plasma Focus device is presented. The results show a reasonable correlation between the time of the voltage peak and that of the X-ray emission, in agreement withwith the picture of the formation of an electron beam accelerated by this voltage. However, the time differences between X-rays and neutron maximum emission are difficult to interpret in terms of a common origin.