An Experimental Study of the Feasibility of Inertially Confining Energetic Electrons and Ions by Electrostatic Means.
Final rept. 1 Jul 68-31 Dec 72,
ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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Experimental studies of the potential and the electron density inside inertial electrostatic plasma confinement devices have been performed using electron beam, microwave and laser diagnostic techniques. A distinctly oscillatory variation of the electron density as a function of radius was found in the cylindrical device for electron and ion injection into a low pressure deuterium gas background. Electron injection into a hard vacuum was found to produce a deep potential well in the spherical device whereas electron injection into a low pressure gas was found to create steady state alternating potential wells. Author
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