Accession Number:

ADA000637

Title:

Ion Acceleration Mechanism in Current Layer in Case Where Instability Develops,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-10-04

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

In experiments on nonstationary plasma acceleration it was established that under certain conditions behind the current front turbulent processes develop which lead to high-frequency oscillations, anomalous plasma resistance, and the appearance of fast particles whose energy greatly exceeds the applied potential difference. The paper presents a theoretical analysis of the current instabilities which develop when a plasma is accelerated.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE