Accession Number:

AD0686103

Title:

MECHANISM AND DYNAMICS OF COAXIAL PLASMA ACCELERATION.

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical rept. no. 2,

Corporate Author:

STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN N J DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

It is shown by 5-nanosecond image converter photography and neutron scintillators that the neutrons coming from the plasma focus at the end of a plasma coaxial accelerator are produced by the mutual annihilation of ortho plasma vortices and not by the m o, MHD instabilities or by the symmetrical compressions which were previously credited with leading roles in neutron production in all z pinches. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fusion Devices (Thermonuclear)
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE