Accession Number : AD0476754

Title :   EQUILIBRIUM CONDITIONS AND BEAM FOCUSING EFFECTS IN A BEAM-GENERATED PLASMA,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA INST FOR PLASMA RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Halsted, A. S.

Report Date : JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : If an electron beam passes through a space filled with a neutral gas at a pressure of 0.001 to 0.01 Torr, the gas will be ionized by collisions of the beam electrons with the gas molecules and a plasma may be formed in the space which is many times the density of the beam. In this report, three aspects of the steady-state behavior of such a beam-plasma system are investigated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA GENERATORS, ELECTRON BEAMS), FOCUSING, GAS IONIZATION, ELECTRON DENSITY, DENSITY, ELECTRIC FIELDS, ELECTROSTATIC FIELDS, PLASMA SHEATHS, DIFFERENCE EQUATIONS, ARGON.

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE