Accession Number:

AD0274645

Title:

EQUILIBRIUM SOLUTIONS OF A PLANE ELECTRON BEAM IN A PLASMA

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Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF

Report Date:

1962-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Equilibrium solutions of an electron beam injected into a plasma are considered. This is a preliminary step in studying the stability of the so-called E-layer of the Astron thermonuclear reactor. The model consists of a plane sheet of streaming electrons in a homogeneous plasma. Equilibrium solutions are obtained from the collisionless Boltzmann equations for three fluids one of stream electrons, another of plasma electrons, and a third of plasma ions. Two important cases are treated in this manner cold plasma and cold beam. The distribution of beam electrons, plasma ions, and plasma electrons is presented. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE