INVESTIGATION OF FAST WAVE BEAM-PLASMA INTERACTIONS.
Quarterly rept. no. 1, 1 Mar-31 May 66.
STANFORD UNIV CA INST FOR PLASMA RESEARCH
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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
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics