Accession Number:

AD0633593

Title:

INVESTIGATION OF DENSE PLASMA UNDER A STRONG ELECTRIC FIELD,

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Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB

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Report Date:

1966-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

A hydrogen plasma of density approx. 10 to the 16th power per cc and electron temperature approx. 200 eV was investigated under electricl fields of 100 to 500 Vcm. A pinch of pinch ratio approx. 3 was found to be hydrodynamically stable for approx. 2 microsec. during which the experiment was performed. A sharp burst of runaway electrons of total current of the order of amperes occurred and disappeared shortly after conduction began. Large low frequency oscillations believed to be ion-acoustic oscillations appeared and give rise to very high resistivities in qualitative agreement with recent theories on plasma conductivity. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE