Accession Number:

ADA141464

Title:

Influence of Collisions on the Magnetized Ion-Ion Instability.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept. Oct 83-Oct 84,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-04-30

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

A preliminary investigation of collisional effects on the magnetized ion-ion instability is made. It is found that ion-neutral collisions have a stabilizing influence in that they stabilize all growing modes for sufficiently large collision frequencies. On the other hand, electron-ion collisions have a destabilizing influence in that modes that are stable in the collisionless regime can be unstable because of electron-ion collisions. Applications of these results to the DNANRL laser experiment are discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE