Plasma structure and energy dependence in a magnetic thrust chamber system

T. Morita, N. Yamamoto, R. Kawashima, N. Saito, M. Edamoto, S. Fujioka, Y. Itadani, T. Johzaki, S. Miura, Y. Mori, H. Nishimura, A. Sunahara, A. Yogo, H. Nakashima

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Abstract

We demonstrate a magnetic thrust chamber system, in which an expanding plasma is controlled by an external magnetic field to produce a thrust. The plasma structure and energy dependences are discussed in terms of the drive laser energy and magnetic field strength. The density distribution from two different experiments show identical structure despite the laser energy is different by two order of magnitude when the ratio of magnetic field to plasma energy is more or less same. The experimental results indicate that this ratio is one of the essential factors to extrapolate the plasma dynamics for much larger energy such as inertial confinement fusion plasmas.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012071
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume717
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 26 2016
Event9th International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications, IFSA 2015 - Seattle, United States
Duration: Sep 20 2015Sep 25 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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