Accession Number : ADA293571

Title :   Dielectric Properties of Magnetoplasmas.

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT DALLAS RICHARDSON

Personal Author(s) : Johnson, Francis S.

PDF Url : ADA293571

Report Date : 20 NOV 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This report discusses the dielectric properties of magnetoplasmas by first considering a plasma at rest and then causing acceleration by increasing the electric field, E, slowly. The polarization current is calculated, then gravity is added which causes a current to flow. It is found that under the J x B force, the plasma stops in time and then reverses its direction of flow. Finally, the study considers an alternate treatment which does not involve dielectric properties. (AN)

Descriptors :   *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES, VELOCITY, POLARIZATION, ACCELERATION, ELECTRIC FIELDS, KINETIC ENERGY, CHARGE DENSITY, PERMEABILITY(MAGNETIC), GRAVITATIONAL FIELDS.

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE