Accession Number:

ADA179444

Title:

Formation and Stability of Partially-Neutralized Plasma Clumps.

Descriptive Note:

Annual technical rept. 1 Jan-15 Dec 86,

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK LAB FOR PLASMA AND FUSION ENERGY STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

Experimental a University of Maryland group has investigation is made of neutralized electron beam propagation in nonconducting vacuum drift tubes to eliminate image currents and a clear return path for the electrons and investigated a significant new way of increasing the ion velocity and therefore the propagation distance in such systems. This program constructed a microscopic equilibrium for such a propagating electronion beam in which both species are in radial force balance, and numerical simulation studies of bean and ion propagation in such a system. Keywords collective Acceleration Plasmoids Electron Beams.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE