Accession Number:

ADA011124

Title:

Ion Heating by Expansion of Beam-Heated Plasma.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1975-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

A column of plasma, whose electrons are rapidly heated by an electron beam or laser, will expand against the external magnetic field, setting up large-amplitude magnetosonic oscillations. The authors study the dissipation of these oscillations by anomalous resistance, ion Landau damping, and ion counterstreaming, and show that much of the initial T sub e can be converted into T sub i.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE