Behavior of Plasmoid Injected into a Rising Magnetic Field for Initiating Fusion Reactions.
Final scientific rept. 1 Feb 69-31 Jan 74,
CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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The report reviews the research program supported by the contract. Four broad areas were investigated as follows The supersonic-subsonic flow transition and shock formation of a dense plasma stream injected longitudinally along a variable magnetic field, The multiple resonance excitation of a plasma column at the high frequency and low frequency resonances and the related ion temperature enhancement in the presence of a collisional thermalization mechanism The computer simulation and modeling of the electrical breakdown of a gas, avalance and streamer formation and propagation including gas photoionization and, The study of Drift Waves in toroidal geometry with various types of shear, and with trapped particles due to the variation of magnetic field along the field lines. Modified author abstract
- Fusion Devices (Thermonuclear)
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics