Accession Number:

ADA089736

Title:

Electron and Ion Flows in Diodes.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 19 Mar 79-18 Jun 80,

Corporate Author:

JAYCOR ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1980-08-19

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

The three subjects, small size diodes 1 mm in order to generate very large ion current density, medium size diodes 10 cm for efficient ion beam generation via the Pinch Reflex Diode, and large diodes approx. 1 m were the principle areas investigated and are concentrated on in this report. In particular, this report explains the physics of the backscatter diode and how a runaway phenomenon can generate very large current density ion beams which could be used in beam target studies. There follows an examination of the physics of how anode plasmas are generated using various materials and the question of electron flow in a pinch-reflex diode PRD. The report ends with a review of the role of electron and ion flows in large area diodes driving plasma loads.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE