Accession Number:

AD0266593

Title:

MICROWAVE MEASUREMENTS OF MAGNETO-GAS DYNAMIC PLASMAS

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Corporate Author:

NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON ILL

Report Date:

1961-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The use of microwave probes as a diagnostic tool to determine the electrical conductivity and the dielectric constant of a plasma were adapted to the arc jet facility in the Gas Dynamics Laboratory. In particular an X-band microwave interferometer and a reflection, and transmission type experiment were designed and utilized. The microwave techniques were investigated using models. The studies described in this analysis show that the infinite slab hypothesis is invalid for the given plasma slab size using X-band microwaves. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE