Accession Number:

ADA023239

Title:

Production of High Density Uniform Plasmas.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.,

Corporate Author:

AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB INC EVERETT MASS

Report Date:

1975-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

The electron beam sustainer method of generating a stable high pressure gas discharge is investigated theoretically and experimentally. The most important discharge instability in the non-self-sustaining discharge is the streamer this is discussed and a model proposed for formation and propagation. Integration of streamer velocity over the discharge gap predicts arcing times. Experimental measurements of streamer behaviour in nitrogen discharge have been made, and these are compared with predictions.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE