Accession Number:

AD0651089

Title:

CONFINEMENT OF PLASMA IN A TRAP WITH A COMBINED MAGNETIC FIELD,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-03-17

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The confining properties of an adiabatic trap with a magnetic field increasing in the longitudinal and radial directions are investigated. Such a field is obtained from the combination of a field of the usual mirror configuration and a field of a system of conductors with current, located in parallel to the axis of the trap. On the basis of the results it is concluded that such a field ensures stable confinement of a plasma, not disturbed by magnetohydrodynamic instability. The decay of the plasma is determined by the charge exchange of fast ions on the residual gas at most the attained times of retention comprise 0.06 sec at p 7 times 10 to the -9th power mm Hg. A qualitative picture of the distribution of the density of the plasma over the radius of the trap is obtained. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE