Accession Number:

ADA000145

Title:

Investigation of Plasma Focus in Coaxial Accelerator with Pre-Ionization of Gas,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-10-03

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Several possible direct applications of coaxial electrodynamic plasma accelerators for thermonuclear purposes have recently been discovered. It appears that when the accelerating current beyond the end of the central electrodes has sufficiently high levels a plasma focus is formed which is distinguished by its high plasma density and temperature as well as by its significant yield of thermonuclear neutrons. The authors examine the results obtained from an investigation of the main properties of the plasma focus in a system with a pre-ionized gas, achieved by means of an inductive electrical field.

Subject Categories:

  • Fusion Devices (Thermonuclear)
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE