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Z-pinch used as a plasma lens for heavy ion beams



Zeitschrift für Physik. D 18 (1991), Nr.3, S.207-208
ISSN: 0178-7683
Fraunhofer ILT ()
heavy ion synchrotron; magnetic field measurement; pinch diameter; plasma lens; SIS beam; streak camera; z-pinch plasma

Focusing of a heavy ion beam the azimuthal magnetic field of a z-pinch discharge was observed. The experiment was carried out with a device, which has been designed to generate controlled plasma states for the investigation of the interaction of heavy ion beams with hot matter. A focusing factor of 5 in beam diameter was detected with high speed photographic methods. The experimental results are in agreement with numerical calculations.