Formation and Stability of Partially-Neutralized Plasma Clumps.
Annual technical rept. 1 Jan-15 Dec 86,
MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK LAB FOR PLASMA AND FUSION ENERGY STUDIES
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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.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics