A Study of Finite Moliere Scattering.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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An improved apparatus was constructed for the measurement of small angle Moliere scattering in a plasma and preliminary data was obtained using the device. An extension of Molieres cross section expansion, f sup 3 phi, was derived, and accurate finite beam-detector calculations for the Moliere theory were made using a set of programs developed for this purpose. Also, comparison of the Moliere theory and Monte Carlo predictions was made to check the validity of several assumptions. The Monte Carlo predictions agree very well with the Moliere calculation, and suggest that multiple scattering in a plasma is independent of the number density profile in the interaction zone to at least first order. Author
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics