Accession Number:

AD0751256

Title:

Low Frequency Electron Temperature Fluctuations in Fully Ionized Plasmas.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date:

1972-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Experimental investigations were made to substantiate the existence of periodic fluctuations of the electron temperature accompanying drift type instabilities in a Q-device. Preliminary results of measurements are reported. For all cases measured, the normalized plasma temperature fluctuations TT sub 0 were found to be smaller than the normalized density and floating potential fluctuations nn sub 0 and ephi sub fkT sub 0. The experimental results are compared to existing theory. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE