Accession Number : AD0484669

Title :   RADIOISOTOPE TRACING OF METALLIC DEPOSITS NEAR A COAXIAL PLASMA GUN EXHAUST,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Brumwell, Robert K.

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : A coaxial plasma accelerator system was constructed for the purpose of producing a high velocity plasma slug. Experiments were performed in an evacuated chamber. Operating procedures were established for the apparatus and calibration tests were performed which demonstrated reproducibility of accelerator discharges made under given conditions. Use of a radioisotope tracer technique to measure the deposition of a metallic plasma on a cold wall was then investigated. A series of tests was conducted which demonstrates the feasibility of this tracer method for determination of mass condensation on walls surrounding a high velocity plasma slug.

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA ACCELERATORS, METAL COATINGS), RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, LABELED SUBSTANCES, DEPOSITION, TEST EQUIPMENT, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, INSTRUMENTATION, GOLD, THRUST, NEUTRON REACTIONS, RESEARCH REACTORS.

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE