Accession Number : ADA018479

Title :   Experimental Study of Wave-Particle Interactions in a Beam-Plasma System.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Taylor,Peter Lee

Report Date : SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : The beam-plasma instability and in particular the heating of the beam by the instability are explored experimentally for the case of a cold beam in a cold, collisional plasma. Both the instability resulting from spontaneously excited waves and the instability resulting from modulation of the beam before it enters the plasma are examined.

Descriptors :   *PLASMA OSCILLATIONS, *ELECTRON BEAMS, INSTABILITY, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, DISPERSION RELATIONS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, THESES

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE