Accession Number:

AD0743222

Title:

Electron Density in an Electron Beam Stabilized High Pressure Discharge

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NORTHROP CORP HAWTHORNE CA LASER SYSTEMS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

The basic differential equations for the electron beam stabilized discharge are formulated and a discussion of the relevant physical processes is presented. Rapid charge transfer among the positive ions is shown to result in a considerable simplification of the basic equations. An analytic solution is given which, in an approximate manner, includes the effect of oxygen attachment. A comparison between calculated electron densities and preliminary measurements is shown to be in reasonable agreement.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE