Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Investigations into pulsed ultra-high magnetic field single-turn coil systems and θ-pinch electromagnetically-driven flux compression devices
Author: Rankin, Douglas Findlay
ISNI:       0000 0001 3507 7364
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2006
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Access from Institution:
Magnetic flux densities exceeding 100 T are termed 'ultrahigh' magnetic flux densities and are necessarily developed using pulsed energies. Two particular laboratory techniques are commonly used to produce magnetic fields of this size; the single turn coil (STC) technique and the electromagnetically driven flux compression (EMFC) technique. Over recent years there has been a strong drive to improve both of these systems and to develop them further. This has primarily been achieved by analytical simulation as well as by innovative design solutions. This thesis investigates both techniques, and in particular details the development of an accurate finite element model used in predicting the behaviour of STC systems as well as detailing experimental advances made using a-pinch EMFC systems, including in particular the use of an insulator–metallic phase transition cascade.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available