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
 
