SURFACE IMPEDANCE OF A THIN PLASMA SHEET
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An analysis is made of electromagnetic propagation through a homogeneous, isotropic, and slightly ionized plasma slab. Exact solutions for the reflection and transmission coefficients are given as functions of slab thickness, incident angle, and plasma wave number. Two approximations are introduced which allow the plasma slab to become a thin current sheet. When the approximations are valid, the reflection and transmission coefficients for the thin plasma are a function of the sheet surface impedance only. This surface impedance is related simply to the product of the sheet thickness and conductivity.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
- Electricity and Magnetism