Ion Acoustic Parametric Decay Instabilities with Strong Ion Landau Damping
Technical rept. 20 Feb-1 Oct 1973
PRINCETON UNIV NJ PLASMA PHYSICS LAB
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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.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics