Journal of Fusion Energy

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 258–262 | Cite as

Numerical Analysis of Amirkabir Plasma Focus (APF) Device for Neon and Argon Gases

  • M. Niknam Sharak
  • S. Goudarzi
  • A. Raeisdana
  • M. Jafarabadi
Original Research


In this paper the experimental results in different working conditions in Amirkabir Plasma Focus (APF) Device have been compared with the numerical results of a two-dimensional simulation code based on Lee’s model. The experiments were done with pure Neon and Argon as operating gases over a wide range of working conditions (gas pressures and discharge voltages). It is observed that by a proper choice for values of the efficiency factors, comparison between numerical and experimental results shows a good agreement.


Plasma Focus device Total current at pinch time Optimum pressure Gas sweeping efficiency factor Current efficiency factor 



The authors are very grateful to Mrs. Tahere Sharafi for paper editing.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Niknam Sharak
    • 1
  • S. Goudarzi
    • 2
  • A. Raeisdana
    • 2
  • M. Jafarabadi
    • 3
  1. 1.Nuclear Engineering and Physics DepartmentAmirkabir University of TechnologyTehranIran
  2. 2.Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion Research School, Nuclear Science and Technology Research InstituteAtomic Energy Organization of IranTehranIran
  3. 3.Reproductive Health Research CenterTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran

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