Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics
Volume 12 Issue 1 January 1979 pp 1-7 Plasma Physics
It is shown that the inclusion of a small amount of primary ionisation makes the solution to the discharge equilibrium problem single valued.
Volume 13 Issue 3 September 1979 pp 329-335 Plasma Physics
The parallel ion energy distribution of a synthesized plasma can be readily controlled via plasma potential gradients in the ion source chamber(s). Alternatively, layers of electrically biased metal filaments can introduce an isotropic ion heating.
Volume 15 Issue 2 August 1980 pp 137-143 Plasma Physics
The application of high power microwaves to a gas-filled resonant cavity may be an ideal way to start up Tokamak, mirror or other thermonuclear reactors. RF coupling problems are avoided by input of microwave power prior to wave cut-off.
Volume 18 Issue 1 January 1982 pp 99-112 Plasma Physics
The neutral particle recycling models that have been used to date in numerical plasma confinement simulations are by no means equivalent but may lead, instead, to divergent results. As a consequence of this confinement studies based on individual neutral assumptions must be received with a healthy degree of scepticism.
We go on to compare experimental observations of the time development of plasma density, temperature, and neutral pressure made in an electrostatic surface trap with numerical plasma simulations incorporating a number of alternative neutral models.
Volume 19 Issue 3 September 1982 pp 279-288 Plasma Physics
Simple theory and basic plasma physics experiments are used to deduce scaling laws for ion source discharges.
Volume 20 Issue 1 January 1983 pp 47-54 Plasma Physics
Absolute electron beam-plasma instability is suggested as a means of energy compression for pellet and liner inertial confinement fusion systems.
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