Research in the Measurements and Theory of Plasmoids and their Applications to Missiles and Satellite Technology
Technical Report,01 Dec 1958,28 Feb 1959
ARMOUR RESEARCH FOUNDATION CHICAGO United States
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The plasmoids originally reported and studied by Bostick have been reproduced at this laboratory. Considerable knowledge has been gained of the experimental apparatus in the course of placing the unit in operation and making preliminary investigations. No quantitative measurements have yet been made, but several are underway at this writing. Time-exposure photographs have-been made under various conditions and compared to those previously reported. The theoretical investigations of the stability of cylindrical plasma configurations have been continued in this quarter a study was undertaken to determine the effect of rotation on stability taking into consideration the compressibility of the plasma.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics