Accession Number:

ADA059018

Title:

Infrared Emission and Scattering from the Dense Plasma Focus.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Jan 77-14 Jan 78,

Corporate Author:

WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT STATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

This report describes investigations of the dense plasma focus designed to study turbulent processes. A CO2 laser collective scattering experiment with a high sensitivity was performed to measure the collective fluctuation spectrum. Scattering was observed from small, overdense regions and was correlated with micropinches seen in soft X-ray photographs. Bremsstrahlung was measured near the electron plasma frequency to determine a possible role for beam plasma instabilities. Only thermal bremsstrahlung levels were detected. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE