Damping of electromagnetic waves in lowcollision electronion plasmas
Abstract
Using previously developed method of twodimensional Laplace transform we obtain the characteristic equations k(\omega) for electromagnetic waves in lowcollision fully ionized plasma of a plane geometry. We apply here a new, different from the one used in our previous paper, iteration procedure of taking into account the Coulomb collisions. The waves are collisionally damping in the same extent as electromagnetic waves. Despite the different from previous paper form of the dispersion (poles) equation, the obtained decrements for fast and slow wave modes coincide with results obtained in our earlier paper, if one neglects the terms of higher orders in v^2/c^2, (v and c are electron and light velocities). We point out how one can determine mutually dependent boundary conditions allowing to eliminate simultaneously both the backward and kinematical waves for transversal as well as for longitudinal oscillations.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 May 2002
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.physics/0205035
 arXiv:
 arXiv:physics/0205035
 Bibcode:
 2002physics...5035S
 Keywords:

 Plasma Physics
 EPrint:
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