Accession Number:

ADA193185

Title:

Propagation of Charged Particle Beams in the Atmosphere

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-03-04

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The basic physical processes is reviewed involved in charge particle beam propagation, in a self-pinched mode, in the atmosphere or other dense neutral gases. These processes include single-particle collisional and radiative energy losses, collective energy loss, radial expansion due to scattering, and instabilities. Each of these imposes requirements and limitations on beam propagation. Highly relativistic electron beams are the main subject. Ion beam physics is similar but more complex because ultra-relativistic approximations are inappropriate, and has been less studied. Keywords Charged particle beams Relativistic electron beams Beam propagation.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE