Accession Number:

AD0773852

Title:

Ion Acoustic Parametric Decay Instabilities with Strong Ion Landau Damping

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 20 Feb-1 Oct 1973

Corporate Author:

PRINCETON UNIV NJ PLASMA PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

Collective plasma phenomena similar to those occurring in the ionosphere upon incidence of intense electromagnetic waves have been studied in laboratory Q-machine plasmas. In particular, the ion acoustic parametric decay instability, of special interest with regard to the ionosphere, has been studied since it causes strongly enhanced absorption of electromagnetic waves.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE