Accession Number:

AD0489306

Title:

INVESTIGATION OF FAST WAVE BEAM-PLASMA INTERACTIONS.

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly rept. no. 1, 1 Mar-31 May 66.

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA INST FOR PLASMA RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

This report describes a program of work on beam -- plasma interaction. Both electrostatic and electromagnetic wave amplifying mechanism are under investigation. For the former, studies in the absence of a static magnetic field are directed toward verifying the theory for the cases of finite beam-infinite plasma, and beam-surface wave amplification, when transverse modulation is applied. Some preliminary experiments on a dipole resonant coupling system are reported. Two distinctly different lines are being followed for interactions in the presence of a static magnetic field Electrostatic cyclotron harmonic wave interaction is being examined, both theoretically and experimentally, and the potentialities of electromagnetic wave growth in the whistler mode are under study. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE