Accession Number:

AD0748180

Title:

Magnetic Field Generation Due to Radiation Pressure in a Laser-Produced Plasma.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Magnetic field generation, according to Faradays Law, requires a solenoidal electric field. Solenoidal electric fields associated with the large pressure and temperature gradients existing in laser-produced plasmas have previously accounted for the conversion of plasma thermal energy into magnetic field energy. It is shown that, in addition to these thermal sources, radiation pressure gradients produce a solenoidal electric field and thus provide a non-thermal not dependent on plasma heating source so that there is a direct conversion of laser radiation energy to magnetic field energy. This also implies a non-thermal no plasma heating absorption of laser radiation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE