Accession Number : AD0778864
Title : A Thomson Scattering Study of Collisional-Shock Heated Plasmas.
Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,
Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK PLASMA PHYSICS RESEARCH LAB
Personal Author(s) : McNeill.,Donald H.
Report Date : 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 135
Abstract : Thomson scattering was used to obtain electron temperature and density profiles in deuterium plasmas produced by strong collisional shock waves. The transverse shock speeds were 3 to 25 cm/microsecond in 50 to 100 mTorr deuterium. Ruby laser light was incident at a right angle to the axis in the midpoint of the annular gap of an electromagnetically driven coaxial shock tube and scattered light was collected at 90 degrees. (Modified author abstract)
Descriptors : *Plasmas(Physics), *Shock waves, Laser beams, Electron energy, Electron density, Nuclear fusion, Gas dynamics, Theses, Deuterium
Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE