Accession Number : AD0697947

Title :   TRANSIENTS IN ELECTRON PLASMAS.

Descriptive Note : Internal memo.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF INST FOR PLASMA RESEARCH

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

Report Date : AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : It is shown that evanescent Bohm and Gross waves and Van Kampen modes are both aspects of one and the same analytic wave function and thus really do not exist independently. This new wave function is subject to the Fried and Conte dispersion relation, casual in nature, and rigorously describes electrostatic events in plasmas. In fact it was found possible to solve the age old problem of constructing the Green's function from these waves. By means of this Green's function the signal propagating through the plasma due to any other mode of excitation can be obtained by simple convolution. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OSCILLATION, ELECTROSTATIC FIELDS), GREEN'S FUNCTION, WAVE FUNCTIONS, ELECTRONS, TRANSIENTS, (U)TRANSIENTS

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE