Accession Number : ADA117908

Title :   Effect of an Electron Beam on the Current Convective Instability,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Chaturvedi,P K ; Ossakow,S L

PDF Url : ADA117908

Report Date : 23 Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : We consider the possible effects of an electron beam on the current convective instability in a weakly ionized plasma, with application to the diffuse auroral-like situation. A linear instability analysis including these effects is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Convection(Atmospheric), *Currents, *Electron beams, *Plasmas(Physics), *Aurorae, Stability, Diffusivity, Density, Gradients, Collisions, Ionosphere, Electron mobility, Electron flux, Magnetic fields, Growth(General), Rates, Linear algebraic equations

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE