IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science

Issue 1 • March 1984

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): c2
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  • Editorial

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 1
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  • Outgoing Editorial

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 1
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  • A Study of Magnetic Diverter Properties in the WISTOR-U Ultimate Torsatron

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):2 - 4
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    The WISTOR-U ultimate torsatron design was modeled to determine the effect of various vertical coil configurations particularly with respect to divertor properties. The separatrix and divertor behavior were studied using a modified version of a previously developed code. The divertor properties were studied for various vertical field coil configurations and strengths. The possibility of using stru... View full abstract»

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  • Far forward scattering from plasma fluctuations using a detector array and coherent signal processing at 10 μm

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):5 - 11
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    A far forward scattering experiment with a CO2 laser is described which uses a linear array of five photoconductive detector elements allowing the simultaneous measurement of the amplitude and phase of the scattered signals in one single shot. The direction of propagation of fluctuations can be determined from the spatial phase profile of the scattered light. The method described here i... View full abstract»

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  • Effects of Finite Length Antenna on Cold Plasma Resonance Cone Potential

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):12 - 14
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    It is found that the antenna's finite length is sufficient to remove the singularity of the electric potential on the cone without introducing collisions and temperature. This can be understood by recognizing the relationship of the Fourier conjugates Δx Δk ⩾ ½ for a spatial wavetrain. The cone amplitude, as well as the cone angle, can be used as a means to diagnose... View full abstract»

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  • Observations of Nonlinear Behavior in a Low-Pressure Discharge Column

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):14 - 18
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    Sudden and abrupt jumps in the plasma density and discharge current of low-pressure magnetized argon and helium plasmas are observed. These jumps are found to depend on the discharge bias voltage, the neutral gas pressure, and the magnetic field strength and occur with a substantial hysteresis in those parameters. These jumps are accompanied by the onset of intense and coherent low-frequency plasm... View full abstract»

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  • Observation of Highly Elongated Field-Reversing Electron Rings

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):19 - 21
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    Recent experiments on RECE-Christa showed trapping of field-reversing electron rings with large length-to-radius ratios L/R ≲ 6, compared with L/R ≈ 1-2 observed so far. These rings translated stably over axial distances of up to 20 ring radii. Their self-field 8Bz (initially up to 2.6 Bz0) decayed smoothly with L/R remaining roughly constant. View full abstract»

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  • Focusing of Macroparticle Projectiles

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):21 - 23
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    The electrostatic acceleration of small particles to hyper-velocities is a way to get high temperatures by hypervelocity impact. In order to get fusion these particles should be bunched together in order to check the Lawson criterion. The longitudinal focusing of a beam of macroparticles is discussed in analogy with klystron theory. An ideal potential law and a sinusoidal potential law are conside... View full abstract»

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  • Generation of a 75-MW 5-kHz Pulse Train from an Inductive Energy Store

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):24 - 28
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    The first demonstration of fully controlled high-power high-repetition-rate burst-mode operation of an inductive energy storage and transfer system with nondestructive switches was achieved with fast-recovery vacuum switches and a new repetitive transfer circuit. The system delivered a S-kHz pulse train with a peak power of 75 MW (at 8.6 kA) to a 1-Ω load. View full abstract»

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  • Electrode Erosion Phenomena in a High-Energy Pulsed Discharge

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):28 - 38
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    The erosion rates for hemispherical electrodes, 2.5 cm in diameter, made of graphite, copper-graphite, brass, two types of copper-tungsten, and three types of stainless steel, have been examined in a spark gap filled with air or nitrogen at one atmosphere. The electrodes were subjected to 50 000 unipolar pulses (25μs, 4-25 kA, 5-30 kV, 0.1-0.6 C/shot) at repetition rates ranging from 0.5 t... View full abstract»

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  • Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of Ablated Vapors of PTFE, Alumina, Perspex, and PVC in the Temperature Range 5000-30 000 K

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):38 - 42
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    Values of density, specific heat, enthalpy, sonic velocity, viscosity, thermal, and electrical conductivities have been calculated for the plasmas of PTFE, alumina, Perspex, and PVC for temperatures from 5000 to 30 000 K. Equilibrium particle concentrations and degrees of ionization are calculated using the minimization of Gibbs free energy, and transport properties are calculated using the Chapma... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE copyright form

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):43 - 43-a
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  • Information for authors

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 43b
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  • Affiliate Plan of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 43c
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