SINGLE COMPONENT PLASMAS.
Final scientific rept.,
AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB EVERETT MASS
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Initial studies of low density crossed field D. C. plasma accelerators led to an investigation of single component electron rich plasmas. Electron densities of 4 x 10 to the 9th powercc with accompanying negative potentials of 400 kv have been produced in toroidal geometries by injecting electrons into time dependent magnetic fields. Containment times of up to 1300 microsec were observed. Theoretical interpretations are provided. Possible applications to radiation shielding of astronauts, and to ion sources for nuclear physics accelerators and spectroscopy are described. This report is a guide to the fourteen papers listed in the included bibliography rather than a complete review of the program however, some recent unpublished results and possible areas for future study are discussed. Author
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics