Accession Number:

AD0748468

Title:

Mode-Coupling and Unstable Ionization Waves,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

An explanation is suggested for the frequent observation of irregular ionization waves in glow discharges. A finite length positive column can only support certain eigenmodes, however in a nonlinear dispersion, the mode-coupled products of these waves no longer satisfy the boundary conditions. Experimental observations are presented supporting this model. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE