Accession Number:

AD0757228

Title:

An Experimental Study of the Feasibility of Inertially Confining Energetic Electrons and Ions by Electrostatic Means.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 68-31 Dec 72,

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1973-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Fusion Devices (Thermonuclear)
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE