Accession Number : ADA138945

Title :   Introduction to the Laser-HANE Experiment and Summary of Low-Pressure Interaction Results.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ripin,B H ; Grun,J ; Kacenjar,S ; McLean,E A ; Stamper,J A

PDF Url : ADA138945

Report Date : 22 Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : A brief overview of the NRL laser-target experiment which simulates the interactions involved in a HANE is presented. A burst of fast laser-produced-debris-ions stream into a low-density magnetized ambient plasma/gas. The interactions between these two plasma components are investigated under a variety of conditions. At ambient pressures below 150 mTorr we observed a magnetic bubble formation during the debris expansion; we found that the field is swept out of the volume traversed by the debris plasma and is compressed ahead of the debris front. Evidence is found for magnetic-field dependent interactions between the debris ions and ambient plasma. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Laser target interactions, *Plasmas(Physics), *Nuclear explosion simulation, Low pressure, Debris, Ions, Low density, Magnetization, Shock, Bubbles, Magnetic fields

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE