Accession Number:

AD0632125

Title:

AN EQUATION FOR PHASE VELOCITIES IN A PARTIALLY IONIZED GAS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

This report extends previous work on a fully ionized gas by including the effects of neutral particles. Proper manipulation of the equations yields a homogeneous linear differential equation for the vector conduction current density. By choosing the conduction current density of the form eiwt-yv, the magnetic field in the x-y plane, and by setting the determinant of the coefficients in the homogeneous scalar conduction current density equations equal to zero, an expression is obtained relating many phase velocities to the properties of the plasma. This report shows the mathematical derivation of the determinant. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE