Transport in Nonneutral Plasmas.
Final technical rept. 1 Jun 93-31 May 96,
CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA INST FOR PURE AND APPLIED PHYSICAL SCIENCE S
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The AASERT supplement N00014-93-1-0824 provided partial support for three graduate students. The students performed research on an existing pure electron plasma containment apparatus, on a new laser diagnosed ion plasma apparatus, and on a new camera diagnosed electron apparatus. The transport experiments recently demonstrated that energy and particle transfer across magnetic fields can be greatly enhanced due to long range interparticle collisions, stimulating new theory work. The experiments on collective plasma flows relate directly to conventional fluids, and demonstrated the spontaneous formation of vortex crystal states during the relaxation of 2D turbulence. These experiments are also relevant to the technologies of ion cluster traps used for spectroscopic studies EBIT and time standards Penning Traps.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics