Accession Number:

AD0606225

Title:

ON THE MECHANISM FOR INSTABILITY OF TRANSVERSE PLASMA WAVES,

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TRW SPACE TECHNOLOGY LABS LOS ANGELES CALIF

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Report Date:

1959-02-20

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

A physical mechanism is presented for the growth of transverse plasma waves due to an anisotropic velocity distribution. It is shown that in absence of an external magnetic field, curvature of particle trajectories in the fluctuation magnetic field accounts quantitatively for the growth rate calculated from the Boltzmann equation. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE