Capillary discharge based metal and dielectric vapor generator for X-ray capillary lasers

J. Kaiser, S. V. Kukhlevsky, A. Ritucci, G. Tomassetti, M. Liška, O. Samek, A. Reale, L. Palladino, F. Flora, L. Mezi

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Here we report on the simple technique of the production of ablative plasmas utilizing experimental set-up with open-geometry capillaries. The plasma was produced inside the capillary between a cathode and a hollow anode by the explosive ablation of electrode material in the high-current μs discharges. The capillary consisted of a dielectric cylinder having a channel of different dimensions. Several types of capillary and electrode materials were used. High-density (>1019 cm-3), pure, small diameter (1-6 mm), long (5-20 cm) metal-vapor columns have been produced. Several methods of plasma diagnostics were utilized. The application of the developed metal-vapor generator for the Z-scaling of the Ne-like soft x-ray laser, recently realized by our group, is expected.

Original languageEnglish
Article number125
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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