Accession Number:

AD0261897

Title:

THE FREQUENCY OF NONLINEAR PLASMA OSCILLATIONS

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STANFORD UNIV CALIF STANFORD ELECTRONICS LABS

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Report Date:

1961-05-10

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The frequency of plane standing waves of electrons moving through a background of infinitely heavy ions is strictly independent of amplitue as long as the electron velocity is a unique function of position. This result is contrary to those presented in recent publications by S. Amer, J. Electronics and Control, 5105-13, 158 and L. Gold, J. Electronics and Control, 6548-549, 1959. The frequencies of spherical and cylindicl plsma oscillations, however, do depend upon the amplitude of the oscillation. AsA RESULT, ANY PHASE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ELECTRONS EVENTUALLY WILL BE DESTROYED AND THE ELECTRON VELOCIY BECOMES MULTIVALUED. Therefore steady free oscillations do not persist even in a cold plasma. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE