Accession Number : AD0431855

Title :   RF BEHAVIOR OF THE PLASMA SHEATH.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Pavkovich,J. ; Kino,G. S.

Report Date : JAN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A theoretical treatment for the variation of rf fields within the sheath is given. The analysis is based on an integration of the collisionless Boltzmann equation, assuming that the static potential varies parabolically in the sheath. An effective impedance for the sheath can be defined, and that over the range in which the numerical results have been calculated, this impedance always has a real positive part. The real part of this impedance is associated with Landau damping. A set of curves is given of the field through the sheath. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA SHEATHS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS), (*RADIOFREQUENCY, ELECTRIC FIELDS), THEORY, OSCILLATION, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), DISCHARGE TUBES, ELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE, PROPAGATION, FOURIER ANALYSIS, INTEGRAL TRANSFORMS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE