Accession Number:

AD0757043

Title:

Production of Thermonuclear Plasmas by Anomalous Diffusion of Magnetic Fields in a High Voltage Theta Pinch.

Descriptive Note:

Annual summary rept.

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

The report summarizes work done at the University of Maryland on the problem of plasma heating by application of a large amplitude magnetic pulse to the plasma boundary. Particular interest is given to understanding the ion heating that results from growth of drift instabilities. In the period covered by the report the experimental work has concentrated on parametric studies of ion heating for various initial conditions, and on measurements of density fluctuations by light scattering. The theory work has been concentrated in finding realistic models for resistive and viscous loss to be used in numerical fluid codes. Author Modified Abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Fusion Devices (Thermonuclear)
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE