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Title:Investigation of dense plasma under a strong electric field
Author(s):Mendel, Clifford William
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Raether, M.J.
Department / Program:Physics
Discipline:Physics
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):dense plasma
strong electric field
hydrogen plasma
electron currents
Abstract:A hydrogen plasma of density ~ 1016 cm-3 and electron temperature ~ 200 eV has been investigated under electric fields of 100 to 500 V/cm. A pinch of pinch ratio ~ 3 was found to be hydrodynamically stable for ~ 2~s during which the experiment was performed. A sharp burst of runaway electrons of total current of the order of amperes occured and disappeared shortly after conduction began. Large low frequency oscillations believed to be ion-acoustic oscillations appear and give rise to very high resistivities in qualitative agreement with recent,theories on plasma conductivity.
Issue Date:1966
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/25055
Rights Information:1966 Clifford William Mendel
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-27
Identifier in Online Catalog:6120998


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