Accession Number : AD0783289

Title :   Behavior of Plasmoid Injected into a Rising Magnetic Field for Initiating Fusion Reactions.

Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept. 1 Feb 69-31 Jan 74,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Siambis,John G.

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 131

Abstract : The report reviews the research program supported by the contract. Four broad areas were investigated as follows: The supersonic-subsonic flow transition and shock formation of a dense plasma stream injected longitudinally along a variable magnetic field, The multiple resonance excitation of a plasma column at the high frequency and low frequency resonances and the related ion temperature enhancement in the presence of a collisional thermalization mechanism; The computer simulation and modeling of the electrical breakdown of a gas, avalance and streamer formation and propagation including gas photoionization; and, The study of Drift Waves in toroidal geometry with various types of shear, and with trapped particles due to the variation of magnetic field along the field lines. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Plasma control, *Nuclear fusion, Shock waves, Magnetohydrodynamics, Magnetic mirrors, Toroids, Computerized simulation, Abstracts, Instability

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE