Oscillations of the electromagnetic field near a plasma focus and a Z pinch
Zhdanov S.K., Trubnikov B.A.
It is shown that the presence of a peripheral plasma surrounding the pinch leads to localization, in the vicinity of the pinch, of electromagnetic fields capable of accelerating particles. In the case of weak wave damping this mechanism can apparently explain the recently observed peaks in the energy spectrum of accelerated deuterons (Ν. V. Filippov et a/., 8th Europ. Conf. on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics, Prague, 1977, Vol. 1, 63).