Accession Number:

ADA229080

Title:

The DIMEX Experiment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

MISSION RESEARCH CORP NEWINGTON VA

Report Date:

1990-09-25

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

DIMEX DIpole plasma Microwave EXposure experiment has demonstrated both stable confinement of plasma at electron densities of the order of 10 to the 11th power and electron temperatures of 1 eV and also has demonstrated strong absorption of 1 GHz microwaves with much reduced reflection -10dB. In addition, high-intensity microwaves greater than 0.1 Wsq cm were strongly reflected, indicating that the plasma shell can function as a cloak to radar and a shield to HPM. It is believed that the successful demonstration of plasma confinement, cloaking to low-intensity microwaves, and even shielding to high- intensity microwaves can be explained in terms of exiting theory, drawn from the magnetic and laser fusion communities. JHD

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE