Accession Number : AD0623218

Title :   INTERACTION OF A JET OF PLASMA WITH ELECTRIC AND MAGNETIC FIELDS,

Corporate Author : STD RESEARCH CORP PASADENA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kontaratos,A. N. ; Demetriades,S. T.

Report Date : 19 NOV 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : A generalized ohm's law is used to predict changes in the direction and magnitude of the momentum of a stream of plasma in a crossed field accelerator in terms of plasma properties and species temperatures and concentrations. Measurements are reported of accelerator thrust, plasma jet deflection angle, current-voltage characteristics, accelerator inlet momentum, cooling rates and cross-arc power input for argon and helium plasmas. Estimates are given of the mean values of some of the parameters of argon and helium plasma obtained under nonequilibrium conditions. These results are compared with other methods requiring the assumption of LTE. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA JETS, ELECTRIC FIELDS), (*ELECTRIC FIELDS, PLASMA JETS), (*MAGNETIC FIELDS, PLASMA JETS), CROSSED FIELD DEVICES, ION ACCELERATORS, MOMENTUM, DEFLECTION, TEMPERATURE, THERMODYNAMICS, ENTHALPY, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, ARGON, HELIUM

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE