Accession Number : AD0773439

Title :   Non-Equilibrium Effects in Fast Moving Plasmas.

Descriptive Note : Annual summary rept. Mar 72-Jun 73,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Cooper,A. W. ; Schwirzke,F.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The dependence of the self-generated magnetic fields associated with a laser-produced plasma on position, time, and background pressure has been investigated. The presence of the ambient background is found to influence the generation of the fields during the laser irradiation of the plasma. This influence continues long after laser shut-off and causes the fields to reverse their direction. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Plasmas(Physics), *Lasers, Magnetic fields, Nuclear fusion

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE