Increase in the Acceleration Efficiency of Solids in a Hybrid Coaxial Magnetoplasma Accelerator

  • D. Yu. Gerasimov
  • A. A. Sivkov


It is shown that in a hybrid coaxial magnetoplasma accelerator with a channel length of 350 mm and a diameter of 23 mm, the acceleration velocity and the energy conversion efficiency increase as the length of the plasma structure formation channel filled with a gas-generating material decreases from 17 to 9 mm. It is found that it is reasonable to use paraffin as the gas-generating material as it has a less significant deionizing effect on the high-current arc discharge and hence causes a less significant decrease in the discharge current intensity and an increase in conductive and inductive electrodynamic forces.


hybrid coaxial magnetoplasma accelerator acceleration of solids plasma structure formation channel gas-generating material 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tomsk Polytechnic UniversityTomskRussia

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