publication . Other literature type . Article . 1984

Very efficient plasma generation by whistler waves near the lower hybrid frequency

R W Boswell;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Oct 1984
  • Publisher: IOP Publishing
Experimental results are presented which show that r.f. power at frequencies near the lower hybrid frequency couples resonantly into a standing whistler wave. For an input power flux of less than 5 W cm-2 densities above 1012 cm-3 with close to 100% ionization have been achieved. Measured density, temperatures and wave fields are presented and are used as input parameters for a theoretical model.
free text keywords: Nuclear Energy and Engineering, Condensed Matter Physics, Dielectric heating, Ionization, Helicon, Wave field, Optics, business.industry, business, Plasma, Computational physics, Whistler, Physics, Whistler wave, Lower hybrid oscillation
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