Accession Number:

AD0257296

Title:

Electromagnetic Wave Propagation and Radiation Characteristics of Anisotropic Plasmas

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RADIO CORP OF AMERICA MOORESTOWN NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

A study was made of electromagnetic properties of homogeneous anisotropic plasmas. The propagation characteristics of electromagnetic waves in anisotropic plasmas are examined for propagation parallel to and perpendicular to the applied d-c magnetic field. The existence of very low frequency pass- bands due to ion effects is noted. Faraday rotation due to the earths magnetic field is considered for the ionosphere and the plasma sheath of a re-entry vehicle. A generalized and exact form of Kirchhoffs law is used to obtain the absorptivity of a plasma from its electromagnetic properties. The absorptivity of an isotropic and anisotropic plasma slab is computed for normal incidence and the effects of electron collision frequency, slab thickness, stop-bands and boundary effects on the radiation spectrum is presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE