Accession Number : AD0274924

Title :   ELECTROSTATIC INSTABILITY OF AN INTENSE ELECTRON BEAM IN A PLASMA

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : HEZLIN,M.V.

Report Date : 03 APR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : IT IS SHOWN THAT THE CURRENT DENSITY IN A QUASINEUTRAL BEAM OF FAST ELECTRONS PROPAGATED IN A PLASMA HAS AN UPPER LIMIT ABOVE WHICH THE BEAM BECOMES UNSTABLE WITH RESPECT TO THE FORMATION OF A VIRTUAL CATHODE. The mechanism of this instability is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRON BEAMS, *ELECTROSTATICS, *OSCILLATION, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), CATHODES, DIFFUSION, DISCHARGE TUBES, ELECTRONS, GAS FLOW, LABORATORY EQUIPMENT, MAGNETIC FIELDS, SOLENOIDS, STABILITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE