Accession Number : AD0607791

Title :   AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF RADIO FREQUENCY PLASMOIDS.

Descriptive Note : Annual technical rept. no. 1, Sep 63-Sep 64,

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK

Personal Author(s) : Williams,H. B. ; Miller,August ; Trimmier,J. Robert

Report Date : OCT 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The experimental program consists of three distinct approaches. The first is to probe the plasmoids with a silver ion beam, that is, the measurement of beam deflection as a function of position in order to determine the average charge number density of the plasmoid. The unexpected disappearance of the ion beam within the plasmoid has, however, altered the problem. The second approach is to utilize metallic Langmuir probes and the double probe in order to ellicit much the same information as the ion beam probe. The effort here is directed toward the establishment of probe characteristics within this type of discharge. A spectroscopic investigation of the plasmoids is also being conducted in order to obtain a kinetic temperature profile of the discharge region. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA MEDIUM, RADIOFREQUENCY), ION BEAMS, SILVER, PROBES (ELECTROMAGNETIC), ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, SPECTROSCOPY, THERMODYNAMICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE