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Surface instabilities in over-dense and under-dense plasmas excited by external high frequency fields

Krishan, S (1985) Surface instabilities in over-dense and under-dense plasmas excited by external high frequency fields. In: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 27 (5). pp. 591-607.

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Abstract

Plasma surface waves are excited by a high-frequency field in a semi-infinite plasma with a plane boundary when $\omega_0 - \omega_p$ .simeq. $\pm$($\omega_p\sqrt{2}$) and $\omega_0$ - $\omega_p$ $\pm$($\omega_p\sqrt{2}$) – $\omega_0$ ($\omega_0$ being the frequency of the high frequency field and $\omega_p$ the plasma frequency). The instabilities, in effect, take place at ($n_c/n_0$) = 3, 8.5 * $10^{-2}$, 0.72 and 2* $10^{-2}$, where $n_c$ and $n_0$ are the critical and the particle densities respectively. Threshold conditions are derived for plasmas with and without a low-d. electron beam. In the absence of the beam the thresholds are more than the relativistic limit, while its presence reduces the thresholds considerably under certain conditions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: H.S. Divakara
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2008
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2008 13:19
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/13685

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