Accession Number:

AD0645953

Title:

THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF A SURFACE WAVE ON A TEMPERATE COLLISIONAL PLASMA COLUMN,

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Corporate Author:

CASE INST OF TECH CLEVELAND OHIO

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Report Date:

1966-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

145.0

Abstract:

The axisymmetric TM Transverse Magnetic surface wave mode, excited by a magnetic current source and propagated on a uniform temperate plasma column with collisions, is analyzed. Numerical solutions of the determinantal equation for the sourceless problem are presented. The theory was implemented by an experiment performed on a low pressure 4-600muHg DC Argon discharge 20-400mA in a thin-walled glass tube, coupled with a Fabry-Perot type resonator of adjustable length. An estimation was made of an average electron density and an effective collision frequency in the discharge, at a given pressure and current. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE