Accession Number:

AD0777877

Title:

An Investigation of Self-Generated Magnetic Fields and Electron Emission in Laser Produced Plasmas.

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

138.0

Abstract:

An experimental study of magnetic signals from laser-produced plasmas was performed. From 2 to 30 joules of laser energy impinged upon metallic and hydrocarbon targets in pulse lengths of from 4 to 80 nanoseconds, and at incident angles of 0 degrees and 45 degrees. Two magnetic signals were detected using inductive probes one whose peak intensity is temporally coincident with, and whose rise time is a function of the incident laser pulse length the second longer-lasting and time-delayed from the arrival of the laser pulse on target. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE