Accession Number : AD0655788

Title :   GENERALIZED MAGNETO-IONIC THEORY FOR STRONG ELECTRIC FIELDS,

Corporate Author : BRANDEIS UNIV WALTHAM MASS DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Bakshi,Pradip M.

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The generalized magneto-ionic theory (Sen and Wyller, 1960) with velocity dependent electron-neutral collisions is considered here for strong electric fields which significantly alter the isotropic part of the electron distribution function. Explicit expressions are developed for the distribution function and the non-linear conductivity for the special case of practical interest where the collision frequency is proportional to the energy. Some of the implications and possible applications for ionospheric problems are outlined in the last section. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, THEORY), ELECTRIC FIELDS, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, CONDUCTIVITY, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, IONOSPHERE, ELECTRONS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE