Accession Number : AD0714857

Title :   Relativistic Motion of a Single Particle Undergoing Cyclotron Resonance in a Magnetic Mirror Trap,

Corporate Author : CORNELL UNIV ITHACA N Y LAB OF PLASMA STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Faulconer,David W.

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : The relativistic motion of a single particle undergoing cyclotron resonance in a magnetic mirror trap is studied. The Krylov-Bogoliubov method of averaging is employed to derive equations indicating an upper bound on particle energy. Smallness parameters necessary for the validity of these equations are made explicit. Limitation on particle energy absorption is found for a much broader class of particles than previously known. The relationship of this to experiment is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA MEDIUM, *CYCLOTRON RESONANCE PHENOMENA), RESONANCE, OSCILLATION, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), CYCLOTRONS, RELATIVITY THEORY, MAGNETIC FIELDS, PARTICLE TRAJECTORIES

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE