Accession Number:

AD0637711

Title:

ELECTROMAGNETIC-ACOUSTIC WAVE PROPAGATION ALONG WARM PLASMA COLUMNS.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1965-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

Dispersion relations for waves propagating along homogeneous, isotropic, warm plasma columns surrounded by a dielectric medium are obtained. A steady state, linearized model with temperature introduced through a scalar pressure is analyzed both quasistatically and more rigorously from Maxwells equations. The results show effects of temperature on the cold-plasma surface wave and predict a new series of propagating modes above the plasma frequency, related to the Tonks-Dattner scattering resonances near cutoff and to the Bohm-Gross longitudinal plasma waves for large wave numbers. Warm and cold plasmas, large and small columns, and quasistatic and rigorous predictions are contrasted. Regions of the Brillouin diagram corresponding to different bound and radiating wave types are delineated and related to their physical properties. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE