PLASMA DENSITY MEASUREMENTS WITH ENERGETIC BEAMS.
Final rept. 1 Dec 65-30 Nov 66,
MOBIL OIL CORP PRINCETON N J CENTRAL RESEARCH DIV LAB
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The report describes a technique for using the collisional dissociation of an energetic molecular ion beam to measure the relative density of a magnetically confined plasma with a three dimensional spatial resolution of 0.005 cc. The ultimate time resolution obtainable with this technique is of the order of 10 to the 7th powerNI where N is the density of charged particles per cc. Time resolution of the present measurements were limited to 10 to the 10th powerNI by the data collection system. Author 9
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics