Interactions of relativistic electron beams with highatomicnumber plasmas
Abstract
A relativisticallycorrect FokkerPlanck analysis is used to develop fluid equations which model the interaction of relativistic electron beams with high atomicnumber plasmas. The derived collision terms can be used to describe scattering and energy in materials ranging from the solid to hightemperature plasma forms. The full set of equations discussed can be used to study electronbeaminitiated pelletfusion in a completely selfconsistent fashion. Specifically, the model is applicable to study of beam pinching in plasmafilled diodes, the interaction of focussed beams with target plasmas, and the transport of high nu/gamma beams in high atomicnumber plasmas. Although the general equations are amenable to solution only by computational techniques, analytic solutions describing the timedependent, collisional interaction of a beam in an infinite plasma, and the onedimensional equilibrium of a beam in a plasma with applied electric field have been obtained.
 Publication:

Unknown
 Pub Date:
 December 1974
 Bibcode:
 1974ireb.book.....M
 Keywords:

 Electron Beams;
 FokkerPlanck Equation;
 Plasma Physics;
 Relativistic Particles;
 Electron Density (Concentration);
 Gamma Rays;
 High Temperature Plasmas;
 Maxwell Equation;
 Plasma Pinch;
 Plasma Physics