Accession Number : ADA133310

Title :   Beam Propagation Experimental Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Adler,R J ; Kiuttu,G F ; Sabol,B A ; Bostick,W ; Ekdahl,C A

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Report Date : Apr 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 295

Abstract : A program of extensively diagnosed experiments to investigate the physics of intense relativistic electron beam propagation in air has been performed using beam generators at the Air Force Weapons Laboratory. The primary objectives of his research were to measure the rate of erosion of the head of the beam, and to investigate resistive instabilities, such as the hose and hollowing modes, that limit the transport of beam energy over significant distances.

Descriptors :   *Particle beams , *Propagation , *Diagnosis(General) , *Weapons , Experimental data , Erosion , Generators , Hoses , Plasmas(Physics) , Conductivity , Electron energy , Electron transport , Range(Distance) , Measurement , Noses , Computerized simulation

Subject Categories : Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE