Drift waves in a partly ionized plasma

Flemming Øster

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    Abstract

    A dispersion relation for the "drift" waves is obtained. Terms taking into account momentum exchange between charged particles and neutrals extend earlier results to the case of partly ionized plasmas. The dispersion relation is solved numerically for the case of a Q-machine plasma in which a neutral gas is introduced. The effects of the neutrals on the maximum growth rate and on the corresponding wave-length parallel to the magnetic field are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationRoskilde, Denmark
    PublisherRisø National Laboratory
    Number of pages16
    Publication statusPublished - 1968
    SeriesDenmark. Forskningscenter Risoe. Risoe-R
    Number171
    ISSN0106-2840

    Keywords

    • Risø-R-171
    • Risø-171
    • Risø report 171

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