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Self-consistent current motion of electrons and ions in high-current plasma channel

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1 Author(s)
Karpov, G.V. ; Fed. Nucl. Centre, All-Russian Sci. Res. Inst. for Exp. Phys., Nizhni Novgorod, Russia

This paper analyses a self-consistent current motion of charged particles in high-current plasma channel. Application of the results obtained to real current channels is possible provided that pair collisions do not considerably affect the current motion of plasma charged particles and the depth of the current layer is small as compared to the channel radius. The approximation adopted in this paper can be considered to be true, for instance, in the case of hydrogen channels with millimeter radius and electron energy of the order of 10 keV provided that the plasma concentration in them is in the range of 10 17 cm-3<ne<1020 cm-3. In the present paper, advantage is taken of a kinetic plasma model with electrons and ions in the form of particle beams whose motion is governed by the resulting self-consistent electromagnetic field. It is shown that in a plasma with sufficiently high particle concentration, when the collisionless skin depth is small as compared to the channel radius, the ion motion results in the negative electron contribution to the total channel current. Moreover, the ion component of the current exceeds the total current. This is accompanied by high-speed plasma motion in the form of the electroneutral axial flux, whose direction coincides with that of the total channel current

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Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:26 ,  Issue: 4 )