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