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Title: Circular polarization of obliquely propagating whistler wave magnetic field

The circular polarization of the magnetic field of obliquely propagating whistler waves is derived using a basis set associated with the wave partial differential equation. The wave energy is mainly magnetic and the wave propagation consists of this magnetic energy sloshing back and forth between two orthogonal components of magnetic field in quadrature. The wave electric field energy is small compared to the magnetic field energy.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Applied Physics, Caltech, Pasadena California 91125 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22227867
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 20; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; ELECTRIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS; POLARIZATION; QUADRATURES; WAVE EQUATIONS; WAVE PROPAGATION; WHISTLERS