Accession Number:

AD0270922

Title:

THE DESIGN AND OPERATION OF A CONTINUOUS-FLOW ELECTRODELESS PLASMA ACCELERATOR

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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1962-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A continuous-flow induction plasma accelerator utilizing argon, or argon seeded with mercury vapor, has been built and operated. Comparison of this alternating-current system with a previous investigation of a direct-current d-c accelerator indicated that the induction system is more effective at pressures below 1 mm Hg. Vane-deflection measurements indicated that there was an effective pumping action on the neutral gas. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE