Accession Number : AD0748468

Title :   Mode-Coupling and Unstable Ionization Waves,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Garscadden,Alan ; Bletzinger,Peter

Report Date : SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : An explanation is suggested for the frequent observation of irregular ionization waves in glow discharges. A finite length positive column can only support certain eigenmodes, however in a nonlinear dispersion, the mode-coupled products of these waves no longer satisfy the boundary conditions. Experimental observations are presented supporting this model. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GLOW DISCHARGES, *GAS IONIZATION), GAS DISCHARGES, MONOCHROMATIC LIGHT, STABILITY, MERCURY, ARGON

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE