Electron kinematics in a plasma focus
Abstract
The results of numerical integrations of the threedimensional relativistic equations of motion of electrons subject to given electric and magnetic fields are presented. Fields due to two different models are studied: (i) a circular distribution of current filaments, and (ii) a uniform current distribution; both the collapse and the current reduction phases are studied in each model. Decreasing current in the uniform current model yields 100 keV electrons accelerated toward the anode and, as for earlier ion computations, provides general agreement with experimental results.
 Publication:

Physics of Fluids
 Pub Date:
 April 1977
 DOI:
 10.1063/1.861906
 Bibcode:
 1977PhFl...20..683H
 Keywords:

 Electron Trajectories;
 High Energy Electrons;
 Particle Acceleration;
 Plasma Control;
 Plasma Radiation;
 Relativistic Particles;
 X Rays;
 Current Distribution;
 Electric Current;
 Electron Accelerators;
 Particle Motion;
 Plasma Physics