Accession Number : ADA267048


Title :   Microwave Interaction with Plasmas


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 92-30 Apr 93,


Corporate Author : TENNESSEE UNIV KNOXVILLE


Personal Author(s) : Alexeff, Igor ; Radar, Mark


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267048.pdf


Report Date : 30 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : The object of this work is to create dense plasmas for research military, and industrial development that are accessable - and not confined in vacuum systems. The corona method of production by high D.C. and A.C. voltages is simple and convenient. Much work was done in this field in the 1900-1940 time frame, but the field seems to be neglected now. Multiple points were used on positive and negative electrodes at voltages of 6000 to 1200 volts D.C. The current appears to comprise equal negative and positive ion species, as an metal plate blocking the current flow reduced the current exactly to 1/2 of its initial value. An electrostatic voltmeter (zero current drain) was used to obtain the potential profiles.


Descriptors :   *PLASMAS(PHYSICS) , *ELECTRIC CURRENT , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , ION DENSITY , IONIZATION , SOFTWARE ENGINEERING


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE