Accession Number : AD0282916

Title :   NON-LINEAR TRANSPORT TECHNIQUES FOR DECREASING IONIZATION IN PLASMAS

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : SNOW,ROBERT M.

Report Date : 27 JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Techniques for reducing plasma ionization to restore communications are discussed. Techniques whereby electrons are physically moved over significant distances by utilizing nonlinear processes in the interaction of electrons and radiation are investigated. Calculations indicate that by irradiating the plasma with the appropriate types of electromagnetic field, significant transport effects can be obtained. A systematic perturbation procedure is used for calculating such effects, leading to a 'pseudostatic field' which acts primarily on electrons while essentially ignoring particles of heavier mass. The pseudostatic field is a convenient artifice for the simplified description of dynamic trajectory effects; its status in this respect is strictly analogous to that of the classical 'Coriolis force'. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, *ELECTRONS, *IONIZATION, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, *TRANSPORT PROPERTIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE