Accession Number:

AD0661302

Title:

COMPUTER SIMULATION OF PLASMA DIODES.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. (Part 3), 1 Jun 63-31 Dec 66,

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR ELECTRON PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

The multistream plasma diode was simulated on a digital computer using a particle dynamics approach to evaluate the effects of collisions, finite emitter temperatures, d-c electric fields and static magnetic fields on the development of r-f currents in the diode. The nonlinear coupling of the streams is considered and specific computer results are presented and discussed for a variety of diode operating conditions. Elastic collisions between the drifting charge carriers and neutral gas molecules act as a dissipative mechanism which inhibits the energy transfer between streams. For large velocity separations the streams are essentially uncoupled and behave ballistically. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE