Accession Number : AD0719799

Title :   Quantum Mechanical Study of Plasmas. Part II. (Application of Floquet Theory to the Calculation of Resonance Frequencies and Dispersion Relations).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : P E C RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC LOUISVILLE COLO

Personal Author(s) : Ashby,Neil ; Ross,John

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 191

Abstract : An improved statistical model for electrons in atoms is developed based on an expansion of the one-electron Green's function in spherical harmonics. Improved results in the total energies and electron densities near the nucleus, as compared with the Thomas-Fermi model, are obtained. The model is generalized to include relativistic effects. An improved treatment including retardation effects of surface plasmon dispersion relations, and of the transmission and reflection coefficients for light incident on a semi-infinite plasma, is given. An exact method for solution of a system of coupled differential equations with periodic coefficients is discussed and applied to electromagnetic wave propagation through a gas of spins, and to the Bloch equations for a magnetic moment in an oscillating magnetic field. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA MEDIUM, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION), (*OSCILLATION, WAVE PROPAGATION), DISPERSION RELATIONS, RESONANT FREQUENCY, MAGNETIC FIELDS, MAGNETIC MOMENTS, ELECTRON DENSITY, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, GREEN'S FUNCTION, QUANTUM THEORY, (U)QUANTUM THEORY

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE