Accession Number : ADA188984

Title :   Neutral Beam Propagation through the Atmosphere.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Jun 84-1 Jun 87,

Corporate Author : BOSTON COLL CHESTNUT HILL MA DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Kalman, Gabor J ; Li, T

PDF Url : ADA188984

Report Date : 15 Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The problem of Beam Induced Stripping (BIS) process, occuring when a neutral beam propagates through the Earth's atmosphere, has been analyzed. At high current densities the process is important and leads to a rapid disintegration of the beam. At lower current densities currently contemplated for experiments, the effect is probably not significant. Keywords: Neutral beam; Stripping; Ionization; Beam induced stripping; Polarization; Cross section.

Descriptors :   *BEAMS(RADIATION), *CROSS SECTIONS, *EARTH ATMOSPHERE, *IONIZATION, *NEUTRAL, DISINTEGRATION, ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE PROPAGATION, HIGH DENSITY, HIGH POWER, LOW DENSITY, POLARIZATION

Subject Categories : Directed Energy Weapons
      Atmospheric Physics
      Particle Accelerators
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE