Accession Number : AD0283089

Title :   A KINEMATIC TREATMENT OF THE APPROACH TO EQUILIBRIUM IN A PLASMA

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : ICHIMARU,S.

Report Date : JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A set of kinematic equations are obtained from the Pines- chrieffer formul tio to de cribe the approach to equilibrium of electrons and collective oscillations in a pla ma. The kinematic equations contain the conservation laws which the Pine -Schrieffer formulation satisfies. The ki ema ic formulation is appli d to an a aly sis of he ime-dependent behavior of a plasma which is unstable against a growing plasma wave. A close comparison is made with the analysis carried out by Drummond a d Pines for a similar situation; the equivalence of the two treatments in a numb r of fundamental predictions is established. The role played by th spontaneous emission of plasma waves is also discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *OSCILLATION, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *WAVE ANALYSIS, DENSITY, ELECTRON IRRADIATION, EXCITATION, FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), IONIZATION, PARTICLES, STABILIZATION SYSTEMS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE