Accession Number : AD0714619

Title :   Fast Plasma Heating for the Thermonuclear Power.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. no. 1,

Corporate Author : TEXAS TECH UNIV LUBBOCK PLASMA LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hagler,M. O. ; Kristiansen,M.

Report Date : 01 MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : Four separate plasma investigations are reported. They are: ultra fast theta pinch, exploding wire, laser plasma heating, and plasma-solid interactions. The main emphasis is on the ultra fast theta pinch which emphasizes speed and experimental flexibility. It is expected that valuable information and improved performance can be achieved by depositing the external energy into the plasma in the shortest time possible. Several important instabilities with relatively slow growth rates may thus become less important. The exploding wire research has already received active internal funding and a small exploding wire facility is operational. Particular emphasis is placed upon the diagnostics of the produced plasmas. The plasma parameters will be carefully determined so that meaningful comparisons can be made between experimental findings and theoretical predictions. Theoretical considerations are given to methods by which a plasma may be further heated using laser power. Also theoretically considered is the interaction of a solid or liquid pellet with a high temperature plasma. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA MEDIUM, HEATING), (*MAGNETIC PINCH, PLASMA ACCELERATORS), EXPLODING WIRES, SHOCK WAVES, LASERS, DIFFUSION, MONTE CARLO METHOD, OSCILLATION, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), STABILITY, DIELECTRICS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS

Subject Categories : Fusion Devices(thermonuclear)
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE