Accession Number:

AD0681519

Title:

FACTORS AFFECTING THE GROWTH OF BOUNDARY LAYERS IN PLASMA ACCELERATORS.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA GUGGENHEIM JET PROPULSION CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The aim of the research was to investigate some aspects of the interaction between a seeded plasma and the electrode or non-electrode walls of plasma accelerators or generators. The problem was complicated over that of conventional plasma flow because a seeded gas was involved, and consequently the physics of surface - gas interaction required some investigation. The program included experimental investigations of the properties of seeded plasmas, stability of the plasma flow, ionization rates and ionization mechanism, as well as boundary-layer type analysis. The work was divided into three different parts 1 boundary layer analysis and gas phase and surface phenomena affecting the electrical properties of potassium-seeded argon, 2 ionization rates and ionization mechanisms in the noble gases, 3 stability of the plasma flow under the action of electrical and magnetic fields. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE