Accession Number:

ADA031292

Title:

Pump Wavenumber Dependent Effects in the Parametric Instabilities of a Plasma.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

COLORADO UNIV BOULDER DEPT OF ASTRO-GEOPHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-07-31

Pagination or Media Count:

156.0

Abstract:

This paper derives a linear kinetic theory of parametric instabilities in a infinite, homogeneous, fully ionized plasma, with no magnetic field. Important problems of the parametric instabilities are studied, in three dimensions, pumped by a monochromatic, longitudinal pump or arbitrary wavevector. By solving a dispersion relation derived for these instabilites, numerically and analytically, a number of new, three-dimensional effects are found.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE