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Nitrogen Soft X-Ray Yield Optimization from UNU/ICTP PFF Plasma Focus Device
American Journal of Modern Physics
Volume 8, Issue 6, November 2019, Pages: 86-89
Received: Sep. 25, 2019; Accepted: Nov. 5, 2019; Published: Jan. 4, 2020
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Walid Sahyouni, Department of Physics, Al-Baath University, Homs, Syria
Alaa Nassif, Faculty of Engineering, Al-Wataniya Private University, Hama, Syria
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The aim of this research studying soft x-ray emission from United Nations University/International Centre for Theoretical Physics Plasma Fusion Facility (UNU/ICTP PFF) plasma focus device with nitrogen gas pressure changes and find the maximum value of soft x-ray yield by using the standard parameters of device and do optimization to obtain the combination of pressure and electrodes dimensions that gives the maximum value of soft x-ray yield. Many numerical experiments were carried out using Lee code and obtained the maximum value of soft x-ray yield 0.193J at pressure 1.9 Torr by using the standard parameters of device. We optimized the device and found the optimum combination of pressure and electrode dimensions (P0 = 0.5 Torr, z0 = 9 cm, a = 3.19 cm, b = 3.2 cm,) that gives the maximum value of soft x-ray yield Ysxr = 2.7 J without changing the energy of the device.
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Walid Sahyouni, Alaa Nassif, Nitrogen Soft X-Ray Yield Optimization from UNU/ICTP PFF Plasma Focus Device, American Journal of Modern Physics. Vol. 8, No. 6, 2019, pp. 86-89. doi: 10.11648/j.ajmp.20190806.12
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