Accession Number:

AD0628327

Title:

PLASMA OSCILLATIONS.

Descriptive Note:

Final scientific rept.,

Corporate Author:

QUEEN'S UNIV BELFAST (NORTHERN IRELAND) DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Investigations are described on the spontaneous oscillation of plasmas maintained by low-voltage electron beams in gas at a pressure of about 0.001 mm Hg. Previous work on oscillations in the plasma electron band frequency of order of hundreds of Mcs and the plasma ion band frequencies below a few Mcs is supplemented by observations on surface waves with frequencies in a broad intermediate band. The bearing of the electron-ion oscillation interaction on plasma turbulence is discussed. The interaction may permit of transfer of electron beam energy to thermal energy of the ions and gas.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE