Accession Number : AD0286366

Title :   SUMMARY OF PUBLISHED LITERATURE CONCERNED WITH ELECTRIC ARC PHENOMENA PERTINENT TO PLASMA JET DEVICES

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND JET PROPULSION CENTER

Personal Author(s) : SKIFSTAD,J.G.

Report Date : AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : INFORMATION ON ELECTRIC ARCS THAT MAY BE RELATED TO THE APPLICATION OF ARCS IN PLASMA JET DEVICES IS SUMMARIZED. The following types of literature are considered: (a) THE LITERATURE CONCERNED WITH UNCONFINED D.C. ARCS, AND (b) the literature concerned with confine arcs of various types. A comparison of the reported values of important variables, such as the temperature, the cu rent density and the column field for both types of arcs is included in order to stress those aspects of confined arcs considered most significant in plasma jet devices. No attempt was made to include the many theoretical aspects of arcs and thermal plasmas. Those topics will be considered in the analytical portion of the research investigation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BIBLIOGRAPHIES, *ELECTRIC ARCS, *PLASMA JETS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE