Accession Number : AD0697771

Title :   EXPERIMENTAL VERIFICATION OF LANDAU'S DISPERSION RELATION.

Descriptive Note : Internal memo.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF INST FOR PLASMA RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Derfler,Heinrich ; Simonen,Thomas C.

Report Date : 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Waves were excited and detected at frequencies of 30-180 MHz which have wavelengths between 4-15 mm, corresponding to several Debye lengths. Their phase velocity was approximately the electron thermal speed. No waves were detected below plasma frequency. When scaled to plasma frequency and Debye length the experimental phase and damping data lie on Landau's original dispersion curve. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OSCILLATION, DISPERSION RELATIONS), DAMPING, WAVE PROPAGATION, (U)WAVE PROPAGATION

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE