3D modelling of ion motion within dynamic filamentary PF-pinch column

  • A. Pasternak
  • M. Sadowski
  • A. Gaŀkowski
Short Living Plasmas (Laser Plasma, Plasma Focus, Z-Pinch, Particle Beam-Plasma Interaction, X-Ray Sources)


The paper reports on the results of a 3-D modelling of ion motion within the plasma focus (PF) pinch column, which is treated as a filamentary, non-stationary system. Besides magnetic fields, also the induced electrical fields as well as the ion-ion and ion-electron collisions have been included in the equations of ion (deuteron) motion. The results obtained show that the filamentary structure influences the 3-D ion trajectories and 2-D angular distribution of ions. It has been confirmed that 3-D flower-like filaments can explain some important characteristics of the ion emission from PF discharges.


Plasma Focus Maximum Compression Current Sheath Collapse Phase Plasma Focus Discharge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Pasternak
    • 1
  • M. Sadowski
    • 1
  • A. Gaŀkowski
    • 2
  1. 1.The Andrzej Soltan Institute for Nuclear StudiesPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser MicrofusionWarsawPoland

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