Dense Plasma Focus

Dense Plasma Focus

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A dense plasma focus is a machine that produces, by electromagnetic acceleration and compression, a short-lived plasma that is so hot and dense that it can cause nuclear fusion and emit X-rays. The electromagnetic compression of the plasma is called a pinch. It was invented in the early 1960s by J.W. Mather and also independently by N.V. Filippov. The plasma focus is similar to the high-intensity plasma gun device, which ejects plasma in the form of a plasmoid, without pinching it.Intense bursts of X-rays and charged particles are emitted, as are nuclear fusion neutrons, when operated in deuterium. There is ongoing research that demonstrates potential applications as a soft X-ray source for next-generation microelectronics lithography, surface micromachining, pulsed X-ray and neutron source for medical and security inspection applications and materials modification, among others.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Spir
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136423545
  • 9786136423548