Accession Number : AD0711086

Title :   MAGNETIC STRUCTURE OF OBLIQUE AND NORMAL IONIZING SHOCK WAVES,

Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK PLASMA LAB

Personal Author(s) : Leonard,B. P.

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : Oblique and normal ionizing shock waves are considered as a subclass of the skew shocks. It is shown explicitly that, for these cases, when the electrical conductivity is a scalar, the magnetic field and velocity vectors lie in a single plane throughout the shock structure. Details of the shock structure are given in the large-Ohmic-diffusion limit for a range of values of the upstream magnetic pressure ratio as the transverse electric field is varied parametrically. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHOCK WAVES, MAGNETIC PROPERTIES), GAS IONIZATION, FLOW FIELDS, STABILITY, PLASMA MEDIUM

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE