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Plasma and Fusion Research

Volume 4, 026 (2009)

Rapid Communications

Estimation of Requirements for Warm Dense Matter Generation Driven by Intense Electron Beam
Takashi KIKUCHI, Toru SASAKI1), Kazuhiko HORIOKA2) and Nob. HARADA
Department of Electrical Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka 940-2188, Japan
College of Science and Technology, Nihon University, Tokyo 101-8308, Japan
Department of Energy Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama 226-8502, Japan
(Received 24 March 2009 / Accepted 14 April 2009 / Published 4 June 2009)


Beam parameter requirements are estimated for generating warm dense matter (WDM) by means of an intense electron beam. An energy balance equation between input beam and energies distributed into a target is derived. Results show that a beam of lower kinetic energy has some advantages for WDM generation from the viewpoint of radiation loss and beam current. Results also indicate that WDM (2 mm × 2 mm) at 5000 K can be generated using an electron beam with parameters kinetic energy = 1 MeV, beam current = 2.3 kA, and pulse duration = 100 ns.


warm dense matter, intense electron beam, energy balance, stopping range, radiation yield

DOI: 10.1585/pfr.4.026


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This paper may be cited as follows:

Takashi KIKUCHI, Toru SASAKI, Kazuhiko HORIOKA and Nob. HARADA, Plasma Fusion Res. 4, 026 (2009).