NUMERICAL CALCULATIONS OF FIELDS AND DISPERSION CURVES FOR A HOT, INHOMOGENEOUS CYLINDRICAL PLASMA.
Scientific rept. no. 5, 1 Jun 65-15 Jan 66,
ROYAL INST OF TECH STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN) MICROWAVE DEPT
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A method for the numerical solution of the system of differential equations describing the electric field in a cylindrical plasma surrounded by a metal shield, has been developed. The plasma is hot, inhomogeneous and situated in a constant magnetic field. The method has been applied to a case with wave propagation and magnetic field both parallel to the axis of the cylinder. Numerical solutions for the inhomogeneous plasma have, as yet, been obtained only for test purposes, as the program construction has just been completed. A preliminary study of the plasma with constant electron density has been made for the mode which has axial symmetry. Author
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics