Strong Field Electromagnetic Wave Phenomena in Plasmas.
Final rept. Jan 70-Feb 71,
RCA RESEARCH LABS MONTREAL (QUEBEC)
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A series of investigations on Strong Field Electromagnetic Wave Phenomena in Plasmas has been carried out. The major accomplishments include Development of theory for strong field electromagnetic wave interaction with plasmas including electron-electron collisions and extensive calculations on thermalization Computations of effect of including progressive attenuation of wave in plasma Determination of influence of electron-neutral collisions on variation of electron temperature with field strength of wave Double electrical probe measurements showing decreased electron density in late afterglow in presence of strong electromagnetic fields Measurement of decreased attenuation for increased field strength in region of cyclotron resonance Development of theory for strong field modulated wave interaction in plasmas for large changes induced in electron temperature Discovery of electrostatic fields in the plasma for incident transverse electro-magnetic waves Study of pulse distortion by the plasma. Author
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation