Accession Number : ADA119316

Title :   Boundary Effects on the Dynamics of Channels Generated by Laser-Initiated Discharges.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR LASER PLASMA RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Horton,L D ; Gilgenbach,R M

PDF Url : ADA119316

Report Date : 15 Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The dynamics of unbounded and bounded reduced density channels have been characterized by means of ruby laser schlieren photography. These channels are produced by CO2 laser initiated discharges in clean atmospheric pressure air. Bounded channels exhibit a significant compression in width and earlier onset of fine scale turbulence. These results could impact proposed designs for inertial fusion reactors relying upon reduced density channels for particle transport through gas blankets. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Lasers, *Boundaries, *Ruby lasers, Nuclear fusion, Barometric pressure, Turbulence, Schlieren photography, Gases, Channels, Transport properties, Blankets, Particles, Density, Nuclear reactors

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE