Diffraction by a halfplane immersed in a moving anisotropic plasma
Abstract
The boundary value problem of planewave diffraction by a conducting halfplane immersed in a moving anisotropic plasma is solved, using the method of diffraction functions. The Epolarization case yields solutions similar to that of a halfplane in a stationary medium and does not give any new features. The Hpolarization problem is solved with the assumption that the plasma motion is nonrelativistic. The solution shows that under these circumstances the halfplane scatters as if its surfaces have an equivalent surface reactance. The solution then contains a surface wave propagating along both the halfplane surfaces.
 Publication:

International Journal of Electronics
 Pub Date:
 February 1976
 Bibcode:
 1976IJE....40..137T
 Keywords:

 Anisotropic Media;
 Boundary Value Problems;
 Half Planes;
 Magnetohydrodynamic Flow;
 PlasmaElectromagnetic Interaction;
 Wave Diffraction;
 Electric Conductors;
 Electromagnetic Scattering;
 Electromagnetic Surface Waves;
 Plane Waves;
 Polarization Characteristics;
 Communications and Radar