DOI: 10.1109/plasma.2004.1339958
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J. Thompson, R. Allen, P. Coleman, R. Conunisso, N. Qi, M. Scott, B. Weber

Abstract: Decade Radiation Test Facility. Arnold Engineering Development CenteK Arnold AFB, TN 37389 USAIt is well known that the temporal variation of load current directly affects plasma radiation source (PRS) x-ray yield. Because of the harsh environment in the PRS region, the load current is typically assumed to be that measured just upstream, in the relatively well protected MITL A-K feed gap. A further common assumption is that the load current uniformly flows along the length of the PRS source region beginning w…

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