Accession Number:

AD0274924

Title:

ELECTROSTATIC INSTABILITY OF AN INTENSE ELECTRON BEAM IN A PLASMA

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FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

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Report Date:

1962-04-03

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

IT IS SHOWN THAT THE CURRENT DENSITY IN A QUASINEUTRAL BEAM OF FAST ELECTRONS PROPAGATED IN A PLASMA HAS AN UPPER LIMIT ABOVE WHICH THE BEAM BECOMES UNSTABLE WITH RESPECT TO THE FORMATION OF A VIRTUAL CATHODE. The mechanism of this instability is discussed. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE