Accession Number:

AD0411807

Title:

THE PLASMA RESONANCE IN INCOHERENT SCATTERING OF RADIO WAVES FROM A FULLY IONIZED PLASMA,

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RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1963-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The detai- shape of the plasma resonance in the spectrum of radio waves incoherently scattered from a hot plasma is presented. The calculation includes exactly the lowest order effects of close collisions in the limit of long wavelength of the radiation and high plasma temperature. However, the results are applicable to some ex periments to be performed on incoherent scatter ing of radar beams from the ionosphere. The magnetic field is neglected but this is a good approximation at high frequencies. The effect of collisions with neutral atoms has also been neglected and this restricts the validity of the results to altitudes above 200 km. A dia grammatic description of electrical interactions of charged particles is used and a weakly coupled, high-temperature plasma in thermodynamic equilibrium is assumed. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE