Accession Number:

AD0602670

Title:

SOME NONLINEAR PROPERTIES OF ELECTRON-HOLE PLASMAS SUSTAINING THE HELICAL INSTABILITY,

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BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH

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Report Date:

1964-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

There are several areas of qualitative agreement among the non-linear properties of the helical instability in electron-ion and electron-hole plasmas. These include 1 a similar dependence of E on B throughout the range of B up to several times Bth 2 regions of a linear increase in frequency as a function of B 3 the reoccurrence of a nearly homogeneous plasma at some B Bth 4 turbulent behavior under highly supercritical conditions 5 the form of the dependence of the helix self-B on the applied B and 6 the occurrence of two magnetic field thresholds in a constantly increasing dBdt. Some nonlinear properties of electron-hole plasmas appear to be unique 1 the occurrence of several frequency modes as a function of B including three distinct types of transitions between these modes and 2 the relatively large self magnetic fields produced by the helical instability. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE