Accession Number : AD0640407

Title :   LABORATORY MODELING OF THE SOLAR WIND.

Descriptive Note : Interim scientific rept.,

Corporate Author : AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB EVERETT MASS

Personal Author(s) : Patrick,R. M. ; Pugh,E. R.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The IMP satellite measurement and a theoretical study indicate that the solar wind interaction with the earth's B field has properties similar to a continuum flow. This has motivated us to build a laboratory facility which simulates this flow, and produces a steady flow of collisionless plasma with a large diameter compared to the ion gyro radii. A description of this facility, the design criteria and some results of flow studies will be given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLAR WIND, SIMULATION), LABORATORY EQUIPMENT, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE