Accession Number : AD0779722

Title :   Magnetic Neutralization in a Modulated Electron Beam-Plasma System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr-Sep 73,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Miller,Robert B.

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The injection of an intense, relativistic electron beam into a plasma is facilitated by counterstreaming plasma electrons which tend to neutralize the self-magnetic field of the electron beam. In the report magnetic neutralization is examined for the case of injection of a modulated electron beam into a plasma. Analytical expressions are derived and compared with the unmodulated beam case. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *ELECTRON BEAMS, MAGNETIC FIELDS, NEUTRALIZATION, MAXWELLS EQUATIONS, FOURIER TRANSFORMATION, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE