LABORATORY MODELING OF THE SOLAR WIND.
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AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB EVERETT MASS
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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
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics