Accession Number : AD0283577

Title :   AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF THE ELECTROHYDRODYNAMIC WAKE BEHIND A CHARGED OBJECT IN A STREAMING PLASMA

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/POMONA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : GOODING,T. ; HARKINS,P. ; LOVBERG,R.

Report Date : 01 MAR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The ion density behind a charged object in a streaming mercury plasma has been studied and the results confirm that an electrohydrodynamic wake is established. The ion density distribution in the wake suggests that direct scattering may overwhelm the collective effects discussed in the theory. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTROSTATICS, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *WAKE, SATELLITES (ARTIFICIAL)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE