Accession Number : AD0479598


Title :   RESEARCH STUDIES OF HIGH-DENSITY PLASMAS.


Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 4, 15 Jun-15 Sep 65,


Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA GASEOUS ELECTRONICS LAB


Personal Author(s) : George, T V


Report Date : Mar 1966


Pagination or Media Count : 22


Abstract : The effects of high-energy input on high-density plasmas were studied by examining electron density and electron temperature in the theta pinch when high capacitor bank energies were used. Electron densities were determined on the axis of the one-turn coil. Electron temperature measurements were attempted on the coil axis by the H(beta) versus continum method. By means of image converter pictures of the motion and size of the plasma, a rough estimate of electron temperature was made. Laser studies of high-density plasmas have been continued with the introduction of a high peak power ruby laser and a smaller capacitor bank. Image converter photographs through the scattering observation window were used to verify that the pinch effect was still satisfactory with a smaller capacitor bank. Calibration and stray light tests were conducted in preparation for experimental temperature determination of the plasma. (Author)


Descriptors :   *PINCH EFFECT , *PLASMAS(PHYSICS) , ELECTRON DENSITY , LASERS , ELECTRONS , TEMPERATURE , CAPACITORS , HYDROGEN , PRESSURE


Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE