Accession Number : AD0437524


Title :   DIFFUSION OF PLASMAS ACROSS A MAGNETIC FIELD,


Corporate Author : MIAMI UNIV CORAL GABLES FLA


Personal Author(s) : Robertson,Harry S


Report Date : Mar 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 27


Abstract : Experimental investigation of transport processes in cesium arc plasmas shows classical ambipolar diffusion across low magnetic fields, convective transport associated with the helical instability at intermediate fields, and a return, apparently to diffusive transport and relatively good confinement at magnetic fields ten to twenty times the critical field for the onset of the instability. Improved confinement is also achieved by using a hysteresis in the parameter space of the plasma operation, a procedure which may have wide applicability. (Author)


Descriptors :   *PLASMAS(PHYSICS) , *MAGNETIC FIELDS , DIFFUSION , TRANSPORT PROPERTIES , CESIUM , ELECTRIC ARCS , CONVECTION , STABILITY , CONFINEMENT(NUCLEAR REACTORS) , CONFINED ENVIRONMENTS , HYSTERESIS , EQUATIONS , THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS


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