Accession Number : AD0697776

Title :   COLLISIONAL WHISTLER INSTABILITIES.

Descriptive Note : Internal memo.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF INST FOR PLASMA RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Derfler,Heinrich ; Howell,John Q.

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The dispersion of transverse electromagnetic waves in a magnetized Lorentz gas of electrons is calculated. Instabilities due to collisional feedback phenomena are predicted when the electron distribution is sharply peaked, yet isotropic, in a velocity range where elastic resonance scattering does occur. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WHISTLERS, STABILITY), PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, IONS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, SCATTERING, PLASMA MEDIUM, ELECTRONS, GAS IONIZATION, CYCLOTRON RESONANCE PHENOMENA

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE