Accession Number : AD0278601

Title :   RESEARCH IN THE MEASUREMENTS AND THEORY OF PLASMOIDS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS TO MISSILES AND STATELLITE TECHNOLOGY

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : SCHOLZ,LAWRENCE C.

Report Date : JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : High-speed metal spark-derived plasmoids have been produced in a magnetic field under high vacuum conditions (10 to the -6th torr) . The velocity and other properties of these plasmoids have been measured under a variety of conditions. Interaction of the plasmoids with obstacles, the magnetic field and other plasmoids has also been investigated. The work presented is mainly experimental, although a theoretical program wasALSO CARRIED OUT. El ctrode processes were investigated and a concept of a best material is discussed. However, this is a tentative conclusion and further work is neede . Sp cial equipment developed during the program is discussed. This include capacitor discharge circuits and a high speed camera with an image convertor tube as an electronic shutter. (Author)

Descriptors :   ELECTRIC ARCS, ELECTRODES, MAGNETIC FIELDS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE