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IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science

Issue 1 • Date March 1977

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): c1
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    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): c2
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  • Anode Phenomena in Triggered Vacuum Gaps

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):1 - 6
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    Arc voltage - current characteristics and threshold current densities occuring during the formation of anode spots in triggered vacuum gaps are reported. Single pulses of 1.65 ms arcing time, which correspond to switching surge currents, are used in the study with copper and aluminum anodes. The threshold values are 1.75 times the values reported earlier using the longer, 8 mis, arcing time. They ... View full abstract»

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  • The Conceptual Design of a 20 Tesla Pulsed Solenoid for a Laser Solenoid Fusion Reactor

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):7 - 11
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    Design considerations are described for a strip wound solenoid which is pulsed to 20 tesla while immersed in a 20 tesla bias field so as to achieve within the bore of the pulsed solenoid a net field sequence starting at 20 tesla and going first down to zero, then up to 40 tesla, and finally back to 20 tesla in a period of about 5 × 10-3 seconds. The important parameters of the solenoid, e. g. ape... View full abstract»

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  • Scaling Law for Ablation of a Hydrogen Pellet in a Plasma

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):12 - 17
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    A scaling law is derived which gives the rate of ablation of a frozen hydrogen pellet immersed in a plasma without the presence of a magnetic field or space charge. Plasma particles penetrate the ablating gas-plasma cloud to the evaporating pellet surface and deliver power to the cloud to drive its expansion. The evaporation rate is determined by a "self-regulating" mechanism. The ablation time is... View full abstract»

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  • A Direct Convertor Based upon Space Charge Effects

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):18 - 22
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    A device capable of converting directly the kinetic energy of charged particles into electrical energy is considered. The device differs from earlier ones (such as Post's periodic focus electrostatic direct convertor) in that it makes use of the space charge repulsion in a high density charged particle beam. The beam is directed into a monotonic decelerating electrostatic field of a several stage ... View full abstract»

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  • Mass Scaling of Permanent Magnet Line Cusp Plasma Leaks

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):23 - 26
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    Plasma leaks to permanent magnetic produced "full line cusps" are shown to depend on ion mass as (mj¿). This result is consistent with hybrid gyroradius (i.e., geometric mean of ion and electron gyroradii) leaks but not with ion gyroradius leaks. View full abstract»

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  • Heterodyne Detection of Pulsed Co2 Laser Light Scattered from Ion Acoustic Waves in a Plasma

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):27 - 30
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    The small angle scattering of light from a pulsed CO2 laser has been used to measure ion acoustic waves excited in a low density plasma. The laser is a hybrid laser consisting of a high pressure TEA discharge and a low pressure continuous discharge. The scattered light is detected by heterodyning, using laser light as the local oscillator. Two methods of providing the laser light local oscillator ... View full abstract»

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  • Effects of Frequency Averaging on Estimates of Plasma Wave Coherence Spectra

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):31 - 40
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    The effects of frequency averaging (i. e., data smoothing) on digitally computed plasma-wave coherence-spectra are investigated. Such averaging, or smoothing, of the data is necessary to reduce the variance of the spectral estimators to acceptable levels. However, too much averaging results in a loss of frequency resolution and in an "artificial" reduction of the degree of coherence characterizing... View full abstract»

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  • Observation of Microwaves Mixing in Air Glow Plasma

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):41 - 48
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    An experiment on the generation of X-band heterodynes due to mixing of C-band microwave and S-band microwave in an air glow plasma is reported. The measured mixing coefficient agrees with the predictions based on the kinetic theory. View full abstract»

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  • Announcements

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 49
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  • The N.C. Christophilos International Summer School and Conference in Plasma Physics July 20-30, 1977 Island of Spetses, Greece

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 50
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  • International Electrical, Electronics Conference and Exposition

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 51
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  • What! You're Not a Member?

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 52
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  • Information for authors

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 52a
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  • Affiliate Plan of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 52-b
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