Accession Number:

ADA026016

Title:

Formation of a Nonuniform Conducting Region near an Air-Solid Boundary during Irradiation by a Pulse of High Energy Electrons.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Equations are presented to describe the formation of the nonuniform plasma that will be generated on the air side of an air-solid interface by secondary electrons, due to a time-varying flux of Compton electrons. For tractability of the equations, a one-dimensional geometry is used. The equations are then a set of coupled nonlinear hyperbolic partial differential equations for the densities and velocities of the secondary electrons and ions and the electric field, in terms of two independent variables time and perpendicular distance from the interface. An interactive numerical procedure is outlined for stepwise simultaneous determination of both the characteristics which depend on the solutions because of the nonlinearity and the solutions to the equations.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE