Accession Number : ADD006364

Title :   Plasma Generation and Confinement with Continuous Wave Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Conrad,Raymond W

Report Date : 01 May 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This patent discloses a method and apparatus for initiating a stable plasma and maintaining the plasma stationary. A high power, continuous wave laser is used to initiate and maintain the plasma, while a magnetic trap confines the plasma. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Plasma control, Magnetic fields, Trapping(Charged particles), Excitation, Infrared lasers

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE