Stability Considerations for Light-Ion Beam Transport in Z-Discharge Channels.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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Light-ion beams, appropriate for use as inertial-confinement fusion drivers, can be transported in z-discharge channels over distances of several meters. Here stability considerations for light-ion beam transport in such channels are reviewed. Many aspects of the important velocity-space instabilities are considered and the resulting conditions for good transport are discussed. The results will be presented in a general form so that they may be applied to beams of various species e.g. H, D, C4, etc. propagating in channel plasmas of different composition e.g. hydrogen, argon, air, etc.. Author
- Fusion Devices (Thermonuclear)
- Particle Accelerators