Publications Describing Device

Annual Report, October 1, 1978-September 30, 1979

Effect of convective loss on the parametric decay of cold electron plasma waves


L-3 was a steady state linear device operated at PPPL. It was used to investigate the resonance cone trajectory’s alteration due to modifications of plasma densities produced by strong localized electric fields. L-3 was 4m long and had a plasma diameter of 10cm and was able to reach magnetic fields up to 0.2T. Plasmas in L-3 had densities around 1016 m-3 and temperatures of 3 eV (electron) and below 0.1 eV (ion).