Accession Number:

AD0692675

Title:

STABILITY OF INHOMOGENEOUS PLASMAS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH PLASMA PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The stability of realistic, inhomogeneous, plasmas with sheaths is studied by examining the interaction between an electron beam and the discrete, longitudinal, normal modes of a stable, Maxwellian plasma. A weak beam just displaces the discrete plasma eigenfrequencies in a way depending on beam current and energy. For the first four eigenfrequencies we calculate omega-plane maps. Instability is confined to a few intermediate modes, and growth rates are not large. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE