“School of Physic”

Back to Papers Home
Back to Papers of School of Physic

Paper   IPM / Physic / 7674
School of Physics
  Title:   Low-Frequency Instability of Circularly Polarized Microwave-Pulsed-Field-Produced Plasmas
1.  B. Shokri
2.  M. Ghorbanalilu
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Phys. Plasmas
  No.:  11
  Vol.:  11
  Year:  2004
  Pages:   5162-5166
  Supported by:  IPM
The plasma produced by a high-power pulsed circularly polarized microwave field which is much weaker than atomic fields is investigated in the nonrelativistic limit. It is shown that the resulting electron distribution function is nonequilibrium and anisotropic. Furthermore, the general dispersion equation is derived and analyzed to study low-frequency ion oscillations. It will be shown that there is an instability in the aforementioned system only when the ion density exceeds a critical value.

Download TeX format
back to top
scroll left or right