Effects of Ion-Acoustic Instability on Light Ion Beam Transport in Deuterium Channels.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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Moderate density deuterium channels can be ion-acoustic unstable when bunched high-intensity light ion beams are propagated into them. The MHD response of these channels is investigated under these conditions. Anomalous effects like enhanced energy deposition, anomalous electron and ion heating and anomalous resistivity are included into the model. Only at low channel densities does the instability cause an additional slowing-down of the beam. However, the hydrodynamic motion of the channel remains unaffected. Author
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