Accession Number : AD0292939

Title :   OBSERVATION OF INSTABILITIES IN A PLASMA INJECTED INTO A BZ FIELD

Corporate Author : SPACE SYSTEMS DIV LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE STATION CALIF

Personal Author(s) : TOEPFER,ALAN J.

Report Date : 01 NOV 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Photographic observations were made of a plasma blob injected in o non-varying axial magnetic field. The plasma was axially confined for periods of time up to three microseconds, after which instabilities developed. Radial acceler tions of he plasma-magnetic field bou ry w r es i a d o be ord r of magnitude less than in recent theta pinch experiments. Initial conditions at the plasma-magnetic field boundary indicate the possibility of the development of the flute, or int rchang i s ability. u or)AD-29293 11 ! P O OGR PHIC OBSERVATIONS OF INSTABILITIES IN A PLASMA INJECTED INTO A NON-VARYING AXIAL MAGNETIC FIELD.

Descriptors :   *PHOTOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), DENSITY, HELIUM, INFRARED DETECTORS, INSTRUMENTATION, MAGNETIC CORES, OSCILLATORS, STABILITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE