Accession Number : AD0610756

Title :   Oscillations in a One-Dimensional, Inhomogenous Plasma,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Jackson,E. A. ; Raether,M.

Report Date : JAN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Oscillations in finite, inhomogeneous plasmas have received considerable attention recently in connection with the interpretation of the so-called Tonks-Dattner resonances. Although some progress has been made in calculating the resonance frequencies from the moment equations for a cold and warm plasma, attempts to calculate the Landau damping of these modes have not led to tangible results. In this report a rigorous formulation of the problem is given and detailed calculations presented of the eigen frequencies and their damping rates for a one-dimensional, inhomogeneous plasma in the long wavelength regime.

Descriptors :   (*OSCILLATION, DAMPING), (*DAMPING, OSCILLATION), HARMONIC ANALYSIS, RESONANCE, PERTURBATION THEORY, ELECTRIC FIELDS, SPECIAL FUNCTIONS (MATHEMATICAL), DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES, FOURIER ANALYSIS, (U)FOURIER ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE