Theoretical Studies of Exploding Wire and Laser  Pinch Plasmas.
Abstract
A magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) model was developed to describe the dynamics of both linear zpinch and thetapinch plasmas, as well as dense exploding wire plasmas. The MHD model used in the study is comprised of Ohm's Law, Maxwell's equations, and the hydrodynamic equations modified to include electromagnetic terms. Separate electron and ion temperatures with both finite electrical conductivity and thermal conductivities are used. The system of equations in onedimensional (radial), cylindrical geometry is solved numerically by a computer code. The model was generalized to describe as well the absorption of laser light in such plasmas. Two distinct types of plasmas were studied theoretically using this MHD model. The first application was an analysis of an exploding wire plasma while the second application involved laser heating of a dense plasma.
 Publication:

Ph.D. Thesis
 Pub Date:
 1974
 Bibcode:
 1974PhDT........14C
 Keywords:

 Engineering: Nuclear; Physics: Fluid and Plasma; Energy;
 Exploding Wires;
 Magnetohydrodynamics;
 Plasmas (Physics);
 Theta Pinch;
 Laser Heating;
 Numerical Analysis;
 Plasma Density;
 Plasma Physics