Accession Number:

ADA179864

Title:

Electromagnetic Description of the Two Stream Instability in a Relativistic Electron Beam,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The influence of electromagnetic effects on the two stream instability in a relativistic electron beam propagating through a collisionless plasma channel is examined, and closed algebraic dispersion relation for the complex eigenfrequency w is obtained. It is shown that electromagnetic effects can have a strong stabilizing influence on the two stream instability in a relativistic electron beam, drastically enhancing the critical beam current for instability.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE