Accession Number:

AD0755445

Title:

Turbulent Resistivity, Diffusion and Heating,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES PLASMA PHYSICS GROUP

Report Date:

1971-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Current flow with density j necs c sub s identically square rootT sub em sub i ion acoustic velocity should encounter resistance due to ion acoustic turbulence when T sub e T sub i. This has been observed in experiments with a streaming cesium plasma B 0, in which electron current, potential rise due to turbulent resistivity, spectrum of unstable ion acoustic waves, and associated electron heating were all measured directly. Kinetic theory calculations for an expanding, unstable plasma, give results in agreement with experiment. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE