Accession Number:

AD0765313

Title:

Use of an Electron Beam for Preionization in the Z-Pinch Experiment.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

In the Z-pinch experiment a discharge of several mega-amps is initiated along a preionized filament in high density hydrogen gas. As presently proposed the preionized filament will be created by a high power laser focused in the gas. In the note the authors consider using an electron beam as an alternative to the laser system now used. It was found that a relativistic electron beam with very modest energy and current characteristic can produce a preionized column of plasma with the desired initial properties. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE