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Author Scott, F. R. ♦ Wenzel, R. F.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS ♦ COLLISIONS ♦ DECAY ♦ DENSITY ♦ DEUTERIUM ♦ EMISSION ♦ INJECTION ♦ MAGNETIC FIELDS ♦ MEASURED VALUES ♦ MOTION ♦ PLASMA ♦ VACUUM ♦ VELOCITY
Abstract A directed dense plasma was observed to penetrate and be detained by a vacuum cusp magnetic field. A gross measurement of the directed velocity of the deuterium plasma was (8.5 plus or minus 0.5) x 10/sup 6/ cm/sec. Ion density in the central region of the cusp was measured to be 8.5 x 10/sup 15/ at 16 mu sec after injection, and it had a decay constant of 13.5 mu sec. Magnetic probe measurements were shown which indicated the gross reaction of the magnetic field to the injected plasma. Observation of impurity eraission indicated that the plasma electrons cool rapidly and that the collision-dominated plasma is in contact with the container walls at the cusp ring. (auth)
ISSN 0031899X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1960-08-15
Publisher Department General Atomic Div., General Dynamics Corp., San Diego, Calif.
Journal Physical Review
Volume Number 119
Organization General Atomic Div., General Dynamics Corp., San Diego, Calif.


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