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Thermonuclear neutron emission from a sheared-flow stabilized Z-pinch

James M. Mitrani, Joshua A. Brown, Bethany L. Goldblum, Thibault A. Laplace, Elliot L. Claveau, Zack T. Draper, Eleanor G. Forbes, Ray P. Golingo, Harry S. McLean, Brian A. Nelson, Uri Shumlak, Anton Stepanov, Tobin R. Weber, Yue Zhang, and Drew P. Higginson
Physics of Plasmas, 28:112509, 2021.
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Development of five-moment two-fluid Modeling for Z-pinch physics

E.T. Meier and U. Shumlak.
Physics of Plasmas, 28:092512, 2021.
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Flow Z-pinch plasma production on the FuZE experiment

A. D. Stepanov, U. Shumlak, H. S. McLean, B. A. Nelson, E. L. Claveau, E. G. Forbes, T. R. Weber, and Y. Zhang.
Physics of Plasmas, 27(11):112503, 2020.
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Plasma exhaust in a sheared-flow-stabilized Z-pinch

E. L. Claveau, U. Shumlak, B. A. Nelson, E. G. Forbes, A. D. Stepanov, T. R. Weber, Y. Zhang, and H. S. McLean.
Physics of Plasmas, 27(9):092510, 2020.
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Spatio-Temporal Ion Temperature and Velocity Measurements in a Z-pinch Using Fast-framing Spectroscopy

E. G. Forbes and U. Shumlak.
Review of Scientific Instruments, 91(8):083104, 2020.
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Z-pinch fusion

U. Shumlak
Journal of Applied Physics, 127(20):200901, 2020.
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Progress toward a compact fusion reactor using the sheared-flow-stabilized Z-pinch

E. G. Forbes, U. Shumlak, H. S. McLean, B. A. Nelson, E. L. Claveau, R. P. Golingo, D. P. Higginson, J. M. Mitrani, A. D. Stepanov, K. K. Tummel, T. R. Weber, and Y. Zhang.
Fusion Science and Technology, 75(7):599-607, 2019.
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Measurements of temporally-and spatially-resolved neutron production in a sheared-flow stabilized Z-pinch

J. M. Mitrani, D. P. Higginson, Z. T. Draper, J. Morrell, L. A. Bernstein, E. L. Claveau, C. M. Cooper, E. G. Forbes, R. P. Golingo, B. A. Nelson, A. E. Schmidt, A. D. Stepanov, T. R. Weber, Y. Zhang, H. S. McLean, and U. Shumlak.
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 947:162764, 2019.
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Sustained neutron production from a sheared-flow stabilized Z-pinch

Y. Zhang, U. Shumlak, B. A. Nelson, R. P. Golingo, T. R. Weber, A. D. Stepanov, E. L. Claveau, E. G. Forbes, Z. T. Draper, J. M. Mitrani, H. S. McLean, K. K. Tummel, D. P. Higginson, and C. M. Cooper.
Phys. Rev. Lett., 122:135001, Apr 2019.
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Kinetic simulations of sheared flow stabilization in high-temperature Z-pinch plasmas

K. Tummel, D. P. Higginson, A. J. Link, A. E. W. Schmidt, D. T. Offermann, D. R. Welch, R. E. Clark, U. Shumlak, B. A. Nelson, R. P. Golingo, and H. S. McLean.
Physics of Plasmas, 26(6):062506, 2019.
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Increasing plasma parameters using sheared flow stabilization of a Z-pinch

U. Shumlak, B. A. Nelson, E. L. Claveau, E. G. Forbes, R. P. Golingo, M. C. Hughes, R. J. Oberto, M. P. Ross, and T. R. Weber.
Physics of Plasmas, 24(5):055702, 2017.
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