Accession Number:

AD0702081

Title:

NONLINEAR OSCILLATIONS OF A MAXWELLIAN PLASMA.

Descriptive Note:

Environmental research papers,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Exact non-linear wave solutions are obtained for waves stationary in a uniformly moving frame for the case of a Maxwellian electron plasma in a uniform ion background. It is found that there are no waves below a minimum wave velocity anharmonic waves develop above the critical velocity, but only up to a maximum amplitude, depending on the wave velocity frequency amplitude relations indicate that small amplitude linearized theory is not a good approximation, except for large wave velocities and in the limit of zero amplitude, twice the frequency of oscillation given by linearized theory for any wave velocity is obtained. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE