Physical Phenomena in Z-pinch Plasma of Impulse Plasma Deposition Process
M. Rabińskia and K. Zdunekb
aDepartment of Plasma Physics and Technology, The Andrzej Sołtan Institute for Nuclear Studies, 05-400 Otwock-Świerk, Poland
bFaculty of Materials Science, Warsaw University of Technology, Wołoska 141, 02-507 Warsaw, Poland
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In the present paper we propose a model of physical phenomena behind the front face of the electrodes in an impulse plasma accelerator. The model is based on the results of recent experimental observations and measurements. It correlates plasma dynamics with mechanism of phenomena in a column of pinching plasma. On the contrary to the previous model the current one suggests the series of relatively short pulses of metallic ions from the erosion of electrode material. Till now the pinch was treated rather as a nearly continuous source of metallic plasma, feeding the process with ions from the erosion of electrode material.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.102.193
PACS numbers: 07.05.Tp, 52.30.--q, 52.35.Py, 52.77.Dq