Accession Number:

AD0640407

Title:

LABORATORY MODELING OF THE SOLAR WIND.

Descriptive Note:

Interim scientific rept.,

Corporate Author:

AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB EVERETT MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The IMP satellite measurement and a theoretical study indicate that the solar wind interaction with the earths B field has properties similar to a continuum flow. This has motivated us to build a laboratory facility which simulates this flow, and produces a steady flow of collisionless plasma with a large diameter compared to the ion gyro radii. A description of this facility, the design criteria and some results of flow studies will be given. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE