Accession Number:

ADA128922

Title:

Stabilizing Effect of Gas Conductivity Evolution on the Resistive Sausage Mode of a Propagating Beam

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-06-08

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Previous theoretical work has shown that a highly current neutralized charged particle beam propagating in a pre-ionized plasma channel of fixed conductivity is subject to a resistive sausage instability. The authors show that the instability if stabilized, for the case of beam propagation into initially unionized gas, when the effect of beam-collisional ionization on the gas conductivity is modeled fully self-consistently.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Particle Accelerators
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE