Accession Number : AD0659445

Title :   RADIATION PRESSURE ON A CONDUCTING SPHERE,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF INST FOR PLASMA RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Burn,R. ; Buneman,O.

Report Date : OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The radiation pressure on a conducting sphere was found to have a sharp peak of 2.6 times the geometrical cross section at a wavelength of five times the sphere radius. In the limit of zero wavelength the effective cross section approaches the geometrical cross section asymptotically, while for wavelengths longer than 20 radii the cross-section becomes negligible. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPHERES, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION), (*SOLAR RADIATION, PRESSURE), (*LIGHT, PRESSURE), ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, OPERATORS(MATHEMATICS), FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, ASTRONAUTICS, ASTROPHYSICS

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Optics
      Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE