Accession Number : AD0697719

Title :   SOME STUDIES OF WHISTLER MODE AMPLIFICATION,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF INST FOR PLASMA RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Tataronis,J. A. ; Crawford,F. W.

Report Date : APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The paper is concerned with the instabilities predicted when a transverse electromagnetic plasma wave, propagating in the whistler mode parallel to a uniform magnetic field, interacts with a mono-energetic beam of gyrating electrons. Several forms of this problem have been studied in recent years. The present studies differ from previous work in that they present detailed numerical results for electron beam/whistler mode interaction, taking into account the effects of non-zero plasma electron temperature and collisions, and that the instabilities occurring are identified as absolute or convective by means of appropriate stability criteria. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRON BEAMS, *OSCILLATION), (*WHISTLERS, STABILITY), INTERACTIONS, MAGNETIC FIELDS, GAS IONIZATION, MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT, MAGNETOSPHERE, CYCLOTRON RESONANCE PHENOMENA, (U)CYCLOTRON RESONANCE PHENOMENA

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE