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Electromagnetic scattering properties of a resonant plasma

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Shapiro, Haskell (1956) Electromagnetic scattering properties of a resonant plasma. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-08062004-143419

Abstract

A column of ionized mercury vapor is placed in a parallel plate transmission line and the resulting reflection coefficient observed. From the measurement of reflection coefficient as a function of discharge current, plasma resonance is demonstrated. In accordance with the theory applied, but in contrast to the results of other investigators, resonance is found at only one value of discharge current. The discharge current required to produce resonance is measured as a function of frequency. The functional dependence observed is as predicted by theory, but the current is higher than the theoretical value. The discharge current required to produce resonance is measured as a function of gas pressure. The dependence that is found follows that predicted theoretically at higher gas pressures, but deviates sharply from the theoretical form at lower gas pressures.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Electrical Engineering
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Papas, Charles Herach
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1956
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-08062004-143419
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-08062004-143419
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:3022
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
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Deposited On:09 Aug 2004
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:56

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