Accession Number:

AD0425654

Title:

SURFACE IMPEDANCE OF A THIN PLASMA SHEET

Descriptive Note:

Technical documentary rept.

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-10-07

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE