Accession Number:

AD0673188

Title:

ELECTROMAGNETIC INSTABILITIES OF PLASMA,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-08-25

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Using a method similar to Penrose Phys. Fluids, 3, 1960, 258, an instability criterion for electromagnetic waves in plasmas with anisotropic velocity distribution is obtained by analyzing the geometrical properties of dispersion relation. The effect of temperature nonhomogeneity on instability and that of particle beams are discussed. Finally, a formula for the first ordered relativistic connection for Wiebels rate of growth of the electromagnetic waves is given. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE