Franklin, R. N. and Braithwaite, N. St. J.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0963-0252/18/1/014019|
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In 1929 Tonks and Langmuir predicted of the existence of electron plasma waves in an infinite, uniform plasma. The more realistic laboratory environment of non-uniform and bounded plasmas frustrated early experiments. Meanwhile Landau predicted that electron plasma waves in a uniform collisionless plasma would appear to be damped. Subsequent experimental work verified this and revealed the curious phenomenon of plasma wave echoes. Electron plasma wave theory, extended to finite plasmas, has been confirmed by various experiments. Nonlinear phenomena, such as particle trapping, emerge at large amplitude. The use of electron plasma waves to determine electron density and electron temperature has not proved as convenient as other methods.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2009 IOP Publishing Ltd|
|Keywords:||instrumentation and measurement; plasma physics|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Science > Physical Sciences|
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
|Depositing User:||Astrid Peterkin|
|Date Deposited:||12 Mar 2009 10:44|
|Last Modified:||05 Mar 2014 10:44|
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