Accession Number : ADA299711

Title :   Physics of Self-Field-Dominated Plasmas.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Feb 94-31 Jan 95,

Corporate Author : STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN NJ

Personal Author(s) : Nardi, V. ; Brzosko, J. S. ; Powell, C.

PDF Url : ADA299711

Report Date : 31 MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : This report presents experimental data, mode of operation and construction details of advanced plasma focus machines (APF) for different optimal levels of discharge feeding energy W, in particular for APF-20O (W <or = 200 kJ) and APF-50 (W <or= 50 kJ). The function of these APF systems was to determine, along with the data of smaller machines, the scaling laws of the emission (fluence) of ion and ion cluster beams as a function of W, ejected from the self field dominated plasma of the APF pinch. Typical ion spectra from a Thomson (parabola) spectrometer in the 80 deg direction from the electrode/pinch axis are also included here.

Descriptors :   *PLASMA DEVICES, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, OPTIMIZATION, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), ENERGY, ION BEAMS, SPECTRA, CLUSTERING, ELECTRODES, SCALING FACTOR, FOCUSING, SPECTROMETERS, PINCH EFFECT.

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE