Accession Number : AD0746044
Title : Magnetic Field Annihilation of Impulsive Current Sheets
Descriptive Note : Interim scientific progress rept.
Corporate Author : TRW SYSTEMS GROUP REDONDO BEACH CA
Personal Author(s) : Dailey, C L
PDF Url : AD0746044
Report Date : 31 May 1972
Pagination or Media Count : 38
Abstract : The report presents the results achieved to date from an experimental study of impulsive plasma acceleration in an inductive device. The geometry of the magnetic fields produced in this machine is such that plasma acceleration by means of a hydromagnetic wave, that converts field energy to kinetic energy, is expected to occur. The purpose of the experiment is to study this mechanism of plasma acceleration by magnetic field annihilation. The experimental data consist of measurements of the radial and axial magnetic field components as a function of time and location within the accelerator. A computer analysis of these data has been made and the results are presented as magnetic flux contour maps and contour maps of plasma current density which are calculated by the computer from the magnetic field data. The maps are also drawn by the computer.
Descriptors : *PLASMA ACCELERATORS, ARGON, ELECTRON DENSITY, GAS DISCHARGES, GRAPHICS, MAGNETIC FIELDS
Subject Categories : Fusion Devices(thermonuclear)
Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE