Accession Number:

ADA070485

Title:

Nonlinear Development of the Negative-Mass Instability and Its Effect on Intense Microwave Generation,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Report Date:

1978-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The nonlinear development of the negative-mass instability is investigated for a thin E-layer Delta R sub 0 located inside a cylindrical waveguide. A quasilinear analysis shows that the instability saturates by the development of an energy spread and a corresponding increase in thickness Delta of the E-layer. The efficiency of microwave generation by this instability is also calculated. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE