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Title: Annual progress report

Research efforts were concentrated on two main topics. One was to obtain a fit between single-mode nonlinear saturation theory and experimental observations on the PR-6 mirror device. A model of this experiment yields good agreement between predictions of the time variation of the fluctuating potential level, the floating potential, the mode wavelength and mode frequency, and observations. The second topic concerned single-mode Landau damping. The previous results of O-Neil-Morales were confirmed, but in much simpler form with no multiple sums. No longer-time corrections of any significant size were uncovered.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5017030
Report Number(s):
COO-3497-40
TRN: 80-016520
DOE Contract Number:
AS02-76ET53032
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Rochester Univ., NY (USA). Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Sciences
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; PLASMA WAVES; LANDAU DAMPING; PR-6 DEVICE; CYCLOTRON INSTABILITY; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; LOSS CONE INSTABILITY; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; DAMPING; INSTABILITY; MAGNETIC MIRRORS; OPEN PLASMA DEVICES; PLASMA INSTABILITY; PLASMA MICROINSTABILITIES; PR DEVICES; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES 700108* -- Fusion Energy-- Plasma Research-- Wave Phenomena; 700107 -- Fusion Energy-- Plasma Research-- Instabilities