Dense Plasma Heating and Radiation Generation.
Interim scientific rept.,
TEXAS TECH UNIV LUBBOCK DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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The investigations under this grant consist of three parts CO2 laser heating of dense preformed plasmas, interaction of a dense hot plasma with a small solid pellet, and pulsed power systems and technology. The laser plasma heating experiment has demonstrated both beam guiding by the plasma and plasma heating by the beam. These results will be useful in heating plasmas for radiation generation. Experiments have shown that the pellet-plasma interaction can be enhanced by irradiating the pellet with a laser shortly before the interaction begins. This result is relevant to improving the efficiency with which the energy in a hot dense plasma can be converted to radiation. The pellet-plasma interaction effort also includes several sub-investigations related to pulsed power technology development.
- Fusion Devices (Thermonuclear)
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics