Accession Number : AD0779042

Title :   Laser Heating in a Dense Plasma Focus.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Mawardi,Osman K.

Report Date : 31 MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The report is divided in two parts. In the first part an account is given of the measurement of the momentum distribution of the deuterons ejected from a dense plasma focus. The results show the existence of a pronounced non-Maxwellian distribution and a small population of deuterons accelerated to the voltage of the condenser bank. In the second part theoretical calculation of laser heating establish the presence of large density gradient which probably accounts for the large currents detected in such plasmas. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Plasmas(Physics), *Nuclear fusion, Heating, Deuteron reactions, Distribution functions, Laser beams

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE