Accession Number:

AD0621745

Title:

HIGH POWER MAGNETICALLY CONFINED PLASMA DUPLEXER

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly rept. no. 8 on Proj. DEFENDER, 1 Mar-31 May 1965

Corporate Author:

ELCON LAB INC PEABODY MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-05-31

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

Three methods of reducing the recovery time of the magnetically confined plasma duplexer are investigated. One method, the use of a plasma tuned cavity, is partially successful, but is too complicated to be practical. A second method using d.c. sweeping electric fields is unsuccessful. A third method, using thin dielectric fibers to reduce the average ambipolar diffusion distance in the plasma is a satisfactory compromise solution to the problem of achieving an acceptable recovery time and having a very effective confining magnetic field.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE