Accession Number : ADA195249

Title :   Structuring Processes in Expanding Laser-Produced Plasmas.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ripin, B H ; Grun, J ; Lee, T N ; Manka, C K ; McLean, E A

PDF Url : ADA195249

Report Date : 30 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : A plasma expanding into a magnetic field and/or another plasma can undergo several instabilities which will cause spatial nonuniformities and large scale structure to develop. Potential structure forming instabilities include: various forms of the Rayleigh-Taylor or interchange instability, Kevin-Helmholtz instabilities. In addition, experimental geometric factors can also affect expansion uniformity. The phenomena reported here should be of interest to a broad range of disciplines. Keywords: Plasma, Rayleigh Taylor, Structure, Turbulence, Laser produced plasma.

Descriptors :   *LASERS, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), GEOMETRY, MAGNETIC FIELDS, TURBULENCE

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE