Accession Number : AD0715074

Title :   Anomalous Damping of Large-Amplitude Electron Plasma Oscillations,

Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV N J PLASMA PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Kruer,W. L. ; Dawson,J. M.

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : With computer experiments the authors have investigated the behavior of large-amplitude, high-phase-velocity plasma oscillations in an electron-ion plasma. The experiments show that such a wave, when above a given threshold amplitude, produces an instability that results in its anomalous damping. The results are in agreement with theory. This is one mechanism by which large-amplitude electrostatic oscillations generated by an instability (for example, by the two-stream instability), can be dissipated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OSCILLATION, DAMPING), ANOMALIES, STABILITY, ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE, (U)ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE