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Author Cox, J. L.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Publisher American Physical Society (APS)
Language English
Subject Keyword PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY ♦ PLASMA- ELECTRON BEAMS ♦ ELECTRIC CURRENTS ♦ FOCUSING ♦ PLASMA DENSITY ♦ RELATIVISTIC RANGE
Abstract A relativistic electron stream propagating through a dense plasma induces current and charge densities which determine how the stream can self- focus. Magnetic self-focusing is possible because stream-current neutralization, although extensive, is not complete. Electric self-focusing can occur because the stream charge becomes overneutralized when the net current is smaller than a critical value. Under some circumstances, the latter process can cause the stream to focus into a series of electron bunches.
ISSN 00319007
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1975-10-01
Publisher Department Department of Physics and Geophysical Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia 23508
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physical Review Letters
Volume Number 35
Issue Number 14
Organization Department of Physics and Geophysical Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia 23508


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