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Crossover frequencies in a multicomponent plasma

Uberoi, C and Das, GC (1974) Crossover frequencies in a multicomponent plasma. In: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 16 (7). pp. 669-676.

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An attempt has been made to generalise a method developed earlier for the qualitative assessment of crossover frequencies (existence and behaviour) in multicomponent plasmas with one negative ion species to plasmas with any number of positive and negative ion species. It is shown that a great deal of qualitative information can be obtained regarding the crossover frequencies for any given plasma model without recourse to cumbersome numerical study. Possible applications of the study in the interpretation of frequency time spectrograms for the detection of negative ion whistlers and in the measurement of concentrations and masses of negative ions are noted.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Publisher: Institute of Physics
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Institute of Physics.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2009 07:28
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:48
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/24114

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