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.
|Place of Publication||Roskilde, Denmark|
|Publisher||Risø National Laboratory|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 1968|
|Series||Denmark. Forskningscenter Risoe. Risoe-R|
- Risø report 171