Accession Number:

ADA220521

Title:

Intense Proton Beam Plasma Interactions

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY LAB OF PLASMA STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

A study has been initiated to investigate interactions between an intense proton beam and a background hydrogen plasma. The magnetic and electric neutralization of the ion beam by the plasma as well as collective interactions between the beam and the plasma are objects of this study. The plasma is produced by a conical theta-pinch gun and injected into a 2 kG solenoidal guide field. Plasma densities in the neighborhood of 1010cc and electron temperatures of a 1-3 eV can be produced by careful operation of the plasma gun. The plasma column is 60 cm long and 2 cm in diameter. A 20 Asq. cm proton beam is emitted from a magnetically insulated diode at 400 keV and injected axially into the plasma column. This paper presents a description of the experiment and some initial experimental results. jhd

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE