Laser Heating in a Dense Plasma Focus.
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The report is divided in two parts. In the first part an account is given of the measurement of the momentum distribution of the deuterons ejected from a dense plasma focus. The results show the existence of a pronounced non-Maxwellian distribution and a small population of deuterons accelerated to the voltage of the condenser bank. In the second part theoretical calculation of laser heating establish the presence of large density gradient which probably accounts for the large currents detected in such plasmas. Author
- Fusion Devices (Thermonuclear)
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics