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