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Ph.D. Physics - Imperial College, University of London, 1993
High density, high temperature plasmas are copious sources of short wavelength radiation, particularly in the extreme ultra-violet to soft x-ray spectral range. This is a result of several processes that include electron collisional excitation of highly stripped ions and neutral atoms, resulting in the emission of M-, L-, and K-shell sub-keV to keV photons, as well as continuum radiation from free-free and free-bound bremsstrahlung interactions. My research group is interested in producing soft x-rays by using pulsed power devices to drive high currents through X pinches. An array of ultra-fast diagnostic methods allows the full characterization of the plasma dynamics.