Accession Number:

AD0702760

Title:

EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATIONS ON POSITRON ANNIHILATION IN A PLASMA.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. (Part III),

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF NUCLEAR ENGINEERING SCIENCES

Report Date:

1970-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

The fact that electron positron annihilation can be used to measure basic plasma properties as electron density, electron temperature and velocity distribution of the electrons, is discussed. Slow positrons 1 keV are required. Design and construction of a positron gun, capable of generating a beam of slow positrons is described. As positron source, Na22 or Co58 can be used. The counting system is outlined. It is intended to apply the gun to a plasma chamber for demonstration of the feasibility of electron-positron annihilation as a plasma diagnostic tool. The design of the plasma chamber is discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE