Accession Number:

AD0766732

Title:

Magnetically Induced Collisionless Coupling between Counterstreaming Laser-Produced Plasmas.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK INST FOR FLUID DYNAMICS AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Report Date:

1973-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

A laser plasma, expanding through a photoionized background plasma under collisionless conditions, experiences a significant coupling with the background when an external 700 gauss field is applied transverse to the flow. A density maximum is formed which decelerates according to the predictions of a conserved-momentum coupling model. The results are consistent with theoretical treatments of magnetized two-stream instabilities. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE