Accession Number:

ADA063373

Title:

Generation of a Reversed Field Configuration without an Applied Magnetic Field.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1978-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

A rotating relativistic electron beam, charge- but not current-neutralized and exceeding the Alfven limit, has been propagated down a closed metal tube in the absence of an external guide field. The radial equilibrium is determined by the self fields of the beam and the induced wall currents. The 100 nsec duration beam, upon leaving the system, induces plasma currents that maintain a field reversed configuration for 18 microseconds. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Particle Accelerators
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE