Accession Number : AD0262521

Title :   SURFACE WAVES ON THE BOUNDARY OF A PLASMA IN A MAGNETIC FIELD

Corporate Author : FRIEDMAN (MORRIS D) WEST NEWTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : GINTSBURG,M.A.

Report Date : JUL 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Surface waves on the boundary of a gyrotropic medium (ferromagnet, plasma) have special properties. The phase velocities of these waves and the structure of their field depend on the direction of propagation along the boundary and, under specific conditions, the surface waves are propagated along the interface on just one side. These specific peculiarities of surface waves were previously analyzed for the boundaries of a ferromagnetic medium (ferrite) from the viewpoint of using these properties in the construction of gates. Surface waves are analyzed in a gyrotropic medium of another kind, on the boundaries of a plasma in a magnetic field. The phenomena are considered to play a certain part in radiowave propagation in the ionosphere. (Author)

Descriptors :   *IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION, *MAGNETIC FIELDS, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *RADIO WAVES, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, DIFFERENCE EQUATIONS, ELECTRONIC SWITCHES, FERRITES, FERROMAGNETIC MATERIALS, IONOSPHERE, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, PROPAGATION, SURFACE PROPERTIES, TENSOR ANALYSIS, GEOMAGNETISM, WAVE PROPAGATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE