Accession Number : AD0258566

Title :   ACCELERATION OF PLASMAS BY INDUCTIVELY GENERATED ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR

Personal Author(s) : MILLER,DAVID B.

Report Date : APR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The theory and experimental behavior of an induction electromagnetic accelerator are presented. The induction accelerator, one example of a general class of electrical systems which can be used to accelerate charged particles and ionized gases, employs a time-varying current in a coil to generate the force-producing electric and magnetic fields. The application of the induction accelerator for space propulsion is of particular interest. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, *PARTICLE ACCELERATORS, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), ACCELERATION, ANALOG COMPUTERS, ARGON, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, ELECTROMAGNETIC PROPERTIES, HELIUM, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, PARTICLE TRAJECTORIES, PLASMA JETS, ROCKET FUELS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE