Accession Number:

ADA076154

Title:

Electromagnetic Instabilities in a Focused Ion Beam Propagating through a z-Discharge Plasma.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1979-10-15

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

A beam-plasma system consisting of a focused light ion beam propagating through a z-discharge plasma is analyzed for electromagnetic velocity space instabilities. In particular, the Weibel and the Whistler instabilities are studied. It is found that unstable modes do not grow fast enough to affect the beam propagation in a pellet-fusion-reactor chamber.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE