Accession Number:

ADA214762

Title:

Simulation of Ionospheric EM-Plasma Interaction in a Large Laboratory Device

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-11-21

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The evolution of cavitons in two-dimensions is studied by measuring the space and time development of the caviton electric field. For low power drivers the caviton is found to have an Airy function type shape which is stable in time. When a high power driving electric field is used, however, the caviton shape becomes chaotic due to nonlinear modification of the density profile. In two-dimensions, the caviton electric field is seen to develop a component in the direction perpendicular to the driving field the initial azimuthal symmetry of the caviton is also destroyed.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE