Accession Number : ADA135880

Title :   An Investigation of RF Currents in a Magnetized Plasma Using a Slow Wave Structure.

Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept. 1 Oct 78-31 Dec 82,

Corporate Author : POLYTECHNIC INST OF NEW YORK FARMINGDALE DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Poole,B R ; Cheo,B R

PDF Url : ADA135880

Report Date : Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : An investigation of the interaction of electrostatic waves launched by a slow wave structure with a magnetized plasma is made. The characteristics of the electrostatic waves and the electron dynamics are studied experimentally. Of primary experimental interest is the measurement of the electron energy distribution and the rf-induced electron flux along the background magnetic field. This interest is motivated by a need for a more complete understanding of interaction of plasma with a slow wave electrostatic field which is of importance for rf-heating and rf dc current drive in plasmas.

Descriptors :   *Electrostatics, *Waves, *Plasmas(Physics), *Interactions, Electron energy, Electron flux, Magnetization, Background, Magnetic fields, Electrodynamics, Radiofrequency, Currents, Plasma diagnostics, Experimental data, Measurement, Numerical methods and procedures

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE