Accession Number:

AD0285146

Title:

SMALL AMPLITUDE ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC PLASMA OSCILLATIONS

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SYLVANIA ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS-WEST MOUNTAIN VIEW CALIF ELECTRONIC DEFENSE LABS

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Report Date:

1962-07-27

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Electrostatic-acoustic disturbances will propagate with but slight-attenuation through an ionized medium, even if the medium includes high concentrations of neutral particles. Thus a propagation mode must exist in which most of the kinetic energy resides in the electrons, rather than the ions. A theory is obtained comprising both an ionic and an electronic mode, by deriving a set of differential equations which describe small amplitude, longitudinal, coherent oscillations in the plasma. Such a theory is briefly compared with recent observations. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE