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dc.contributor.advisorSchwirzke, F.
dc.contributor.authorMcKee, Leslie Lawrence III
dc.dateDecember 1972
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-13T23:43:34Z
dc.date.available2012-11-13T23:43:34Z
dc.date.issued1972-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/16219
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited
dc.description.abstractA plasma was produced by irradiating a 5 mil thick Mylar (C(10)H(8)O(4)) foil with a 300 MW, 25 nsec Nd laser pulse. Magnetic fields were observed to spontaneously arise when the laser-produced plasma was formed. The dependence of the self-generated magnetic fields . on position, time, incident laser power, and ambient background pressure was investigated. The strength of the magnetic field, as well as its spatial and temporal dependences, was found to depend quite strongly on the background pressure of nitrogen. Most significantly, the strength of the field increased by a factor of six when the pressure of the nitrogen background was increased from 1 mTorr to 200 mTorr. The results are analyzed by use of a theory in which the presence of a background gas influences the generating mechanism of the fields.
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/investigationofs00mcke
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
dc.subject.lcshPhysicsen_US
dc.titleAn investigation of the self-generated magnetic fields associated with a laser-produced plasma.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentPhysics and Chemistry
dc.subject.authorself-generated magnetic fields
dc.subject.authorlaser-produced plasma
dc.subject.authormagnetic probe signal
dc.subject.authorambient background gas
dc.subject.authorphotoionization
dc.subject.authorcounterstreaming plasma
dc.subject.authordiffusion time
dc.subject.authorcomputer program
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Air Force
etd.thesisdegree.namePh.D.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelDoctoralen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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