Accession Number:

AD0763826

Title:

Computer Simulation of Electrostatic Inertial Confinement.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CALIF INST FOR PLASMA RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

The technique of numerical plasma simulation is here used to study the behavior of the electrostatic-inertial confinement device. Particle type simulation models calculate the time evolution of the plasma contained within a spherical chamber into which high energy ions are radially injected. Two types of steady state configurations were found to exist, one of which includes a virtual anode. Neither allows a particle density enhancement over that due to geometrical focussing. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fusion Devices (Thermonuclear)
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE