Accession Number:

AD0787034

Title:

Effect of Localized Electric Fields on the Evolution of the Velocity Distribution Function.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES PLASMA PHYSICS GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The interaction between charged particles and sharply localized fields is investigated. The random particle scattering is described by a Fokker-Planck equation whose time dependent solution exhibits the formation of a highly populated superthermal tail. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE