Physical Reasoning to Synchronize Electrical Signals and Related Diagnostics in Plasma Focus Devices

H. Bruzzone, H. Acuña, M. Barbaglia, A. Clausse, M. Milanese, C. Pavez, G. Avaria, J. Pedreros, A. Sepúlveda, C. Rojas, M. Zorondo, L. Soto

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Abstract

Plasma Focus (PF) devices as well as other similar pulsed discharge devices requires a variety of diagnostics for their proper control and optimization, including the voltage between electrodes, the time derivative of the discharge current, detection of X-rays and neutron emissions, and pulsed laser images (Shadow, Schlieren, interferograms). This article discusses the problem of the time reference of all these outputs and proposes specific techniques for synchronizing them based on sound physical grounds. The foundations of synchronization criterion are verified in several experiments on PF devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-50
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Fusion Energy
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018

Keywords

  • Electrical signals
  • Plasma diagnostics
  • Plasma Focus
  • Synchronization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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