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Title: Small-amplitude waves in a nonuniform plasma

Abstract

Linear waves in a magnetized cold electron plasma are studied as a means of further understanding the mechanism of field penetration in such devices as plasma opening switches. The one-dimensional wave penetration into a nonuniform plasma, discovered by others in earlier work, has been extended to two dimensions by the linear analysis. An exact solution is presented for waves propagating along a density discontinuity.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States))
  2. (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5255309
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1:3; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; PLASMA SWITCHES; WAVE PROPAGATION; COLD PLASMA; ELECTRON GAS; HALL EFFECT; INHOMOGENEOUS PLASMA; MAGNETIC FLUX; SHOCK WAVES; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; FLUIDS; GASES; PLASMA; SWITCHES; 700340* - Plasma Waves, Oscillations, & Instabilities- (1992-)

Citation Formats

Auer, P.L., and Mason, R.J. Small-amplitude waves in a nonuniform plasma. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.1063/1.870793.
Auer, P.L., & Mason, R.J. Small-amplitude waves in a nonuniform plasma. United States. doi:10.1063/1.870793.
Auer, P.L., and Mason, R.J. Tue . "Small-amplitude waves in a nonuniform plasma". United States. doi:10.1063/1.870793.
@article{osti_5255309,
title = {Small-amplitude waves in a nonuniform plasma},
author = {Auer, P.L. and Mason, R.J.},
abstractNote = {Linear waves in a magnetized cold electron plasma are studied as a means of further understanding the mechanism of field penetration in such devices as plasma opening switches. The one-dimensional wave penetration into a nonuniform plasma, discovered by others in earlier work, has been extended to two dimensions by the linear analysis. An exact solution is presented for waves propagating along a density discontinuity.},
doi = {10.1063/1.870793},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas; (United States)},
issn = {1070-664X},
number = ,
volume = 1:3,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {3}
}