Accession Number:

AD0731924

Title:

Results and Problems of an Investigation of Synchrotron Instability,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-07-27

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

The article has given the basic results of a study of synchrotron instability in the linear approach. The situation essentially reduced to the calculation of reabsorption coefficients of the synchrotron radiation of a system of relativistic electronswith given distribution function in terms of momentums and a search for criteria at which these coefficients become negative. In the linear theory of synchrotron instability there is still an unclear fundamental area of the conditions of amplification and precise magnetitude of the increments in a strongly rarefied given plasma, when the macroscopic approach to the determination of the nature of normal waves becomes inapplicable. Moreover, in linear theory it is advisable to conduct a more thorough consideration of synchrotron instability for different distribution functions of the electrons, especially when the nature of the normal wave polarization is determined by relativistic electrons. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE