Title




Chasmas including magnetic effects
 
Author




 
Abstract




In a plasma one has by definition quasineutrality over distances of the order of the Debye length. In some situations one has no quasineutrality over many times the Debye length. Such a nonquasineutral plasma or charged plasma has been called chasma. We studied previously fairly simple chasmas [15] using an integrodifferential equation and using the partial differential equations [6], where we obtained the so called 'chasma frequency', playing a role in the steady state and in the stability. Now we extend the latter analysis by considering the Maxwell equations from the start, i.e., including the magnetic terms. According to the geometrical situation (electron and ion velocities perpendicular to the 'electrodes' or not) one may derive expressions for all steady state quantities. Perturbation yields instability except in special cases, as was the case in the nonmagnetic situation. 
 
Language




English
 
Source (journal)




PIERS 2006 Cambridge: Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium,
Proceedings
 
Source (book)




Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2006), MAR 2629, 2006, Cambridge, MA
 
Publication




2006
 
ISBN




1933077085
 
Volume/pages




(2006)
, p. 403405
 
ISI




000241313400083
 
