Accession Number:

AD0667740

Title:

LOW BETA PLASMA PENETRATION ACROSS A MAGNETIC FIELD,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES PLASMA PHYSICS GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Self-consistent solutions for the problem of a collisionless plasma streaming across a magnetic field whose dimensions are small compared to r sub ce r sub ci to the 12 power show that the electrons can accompany the ions across the field over distances large compared to r sub ce provided omega sub ce alpha omega sub pe, where alpha or 1 is a function of the electron distribution function alpha 1 when the electron thermal velocities are neglected. This appears to explain the threshold, omega sub ce approx. 0.9 omega sub pe, observed in recent experiments on plasma penetration across a radial magnetic field. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE