Accession Number : AD0777891

Title :   Studies of Large Amplitude Plasma Waves.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 14 Nov 71-30 Sep 73,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA TAMPA DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Flynn,Robert W.

Report Date : 31 DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The report summarizes the accomplishments of the University of South Florida Solar Plasma group in several areas, namely (1) Development of a nonlinear theory of waves in a cold magnetoplasma (2) Nonlinear Waves in a Waterbag Plasma (3) Attempts at generalization of the foregoing cold plasma theory to finite temperatures. (4) Ion tripping as a stabilization mechanism for the ion-acoustic instability. (5) 'Swift' acceleration of solar protons (6) Plasma expansion experiment (7) Ion Acoustic Waves in a density gradient (8) Effects of large-amplitude RF on Ion Acoustic Waves (9) RF field effects on langmuir probe characteristics. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Plasmas(Physics), Electron density, Distribution functions, Cosmic rays, Langmuir probes

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE