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