The interaction of two colliding deuterium plasma flows propagating in opposite directions across the magnetic field and having opposite directions of the polarization fields has been experimentally studied. The plasma flows with densities up to 1016 cm-3 and a velocity of up to 2 × 107 cm/s were formed using discharges initiated in crossed E × H fields. Each discharge operated at an electric power of up to 300 mW and a discharge current up to 100 kA. The results of measurements of the equivalent capacitance of polarized plasma flows were used to estimate the transverse permittivity of plasma. The rate of depolarization in colliding flows was determined. The frequency and energy characteristics of a plasma LC circuit formed by colliding flows were estimated. The temporal modulation of plasma density in the flows was measured.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)