TURBULENT EDDIES IN HIGH-DENSITY-SPARK CHANNELS IN HELIUM.
Physical sciences research papers no. 344,
AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS
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Turbulent eddies in high-pressure microsecond-spark channels in helium were photographed by means of a 20-nsec Kerr-cell shutter. Current densities exceeded 1,000,000 Asq. cm. It was shown that turbulences are initiated from plasma jets originating at the electrodes. The cathode jet is explained by Comptons accommodation theory which was extended by Haynes. The observed anode shock wave appears to be the result of a dynamic magnetic pinch. Author
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics