Accession Number : ADA319992

Title :   Research in Pulsed Power Plasma Physics. Volume 1. Sections One, Two, and Three.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : JAYCOR MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Swanekemp, Steve ; Rose, David

PDF Url : ADA319992

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 552

Abstract : This final report covers work performed by JAYCOR under Contract N00014-93-C-2086 with the Pulsed-Power Branch of the Plasma Physics Division of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). The research was conducted on-site at NRL by JAYCOR personnel as part of NRL's research programs in support of light ion inertial confinement fusion for the Department of Energy, and advanced pulsed-power systems for Nuclear Weapons effects simulations (NWES) for the Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA), now the Defense Special Weapons Agency (DSWA). The tasks performed under this contract included work in several areas. The original statement of work included the following tasks: (1) investigate and optimize POS operation in the 1 microsecond conduction time regime; (2) study the use of other opening switch concepts for use in greater than 10 microsecond conduction time regime; (3) investigate the coupling of a ten microsecond time opening switch to a one microsecond opening switch; (4) investigate the optimization of coupling between the POS and a load; (5) develop plasma sources for use in inductive energy store applications; (6) develop and study techniques for the transport of light ion beams; (7) and develop ion beam conditions appropriate for the various transport schemes (addressed in task 6). JAYCOR personnel provided skilled design and, in the case of small items, fabrication of experimental hardware used in various experiments performed during this contract period. During the course of this contract JAYCOR was directed by the COTR to discontinue work on tasks 2 and 3. Significant progress was made on the remaining tasks in the statement of work. The results of that work are described in this report.

Descriptors :   *ION BEAMS, *PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS, *PLASMA ACCELERATORS, MAGNETIC FIELDS, ELECTRON DENSITY, PULSED LASERS, ELECTRON BEAMS, INTERFEROMETRY, TABLES(DATA), ION ACCELERATORS, ANODES(ELECTRON TUBES), PLASMA WAVES, MICROSECOND TIME, DIODE LASERS.

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
      Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE