Accession Number : AD0264551

Title :   THE ANALYTICAL DESCRIPTION OF A MULTICOMPONENT PLASMA IN HIGH-FREQUENCY FIELDS

Corporate Author : CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO N Y

Personal Author(s) : ESCHENROEDER,ALAN Q.

Report Date : AUG 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The thermokinetic equations governing coupled nonequilibrium phenomena are formulated for a multicomponent plasma in an alternating electric field. The concepts of chemical kinetics are combined with those of gaseous electronics so that the interaction between the tw types of phenomena can be studied. The Boltzmann transport equation is used for the electrons, and macroscopic relationships are developed for the heavy particles. The equations are coupled in a general manner including chemical, vibrational, and electronic nonequilibrium processes. Boundary conditions are derived approximately for cold metallic walls and for gaseous surroundings. R ANGES OF VALIDITY ARE DELINEATED FOR THE APPLICATION OF SIMPLIFIED FORMS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL EQUATIONS. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC FIELDS, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), ELECTRONS, GAS DISCHARGES, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, KINETIC THEORY, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, PARTICLES, REACTION KINETICS, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE