On the theory of reflection of electromagnetic waves from the interface between a compressible magnetoplasma and a dielectric

J.R. Wait
1964 Journal of Research of the National Bureau of Standards Section D Radio Science  
It is ass um ed t hat a wa rm plas ma m ay be descr ibed in te rm s of a con t inuum t heo r y o f fluid dy na m ics in co mbinat io n wi t h M ax well's equ ations . The m otio ns o f t h e h eav y io ns a re n eglected bu t co lli s io ns wit h electro ns a re acco un ted fo r by a co n stan t co llisio n f req ue ncy. Fo r t hese condi t io ns, a so lu t ion is g iven fo r th e refl ection coeffi c ien t when a p la ne wave is inc iden t ob liqu ely o nto a homogen eo us ha lf sp ace of p
more » ... a lf sp ace of p lasma . A d-c m agnetic fi eld is sup erimposed on t he p las ma in a d irectio n p a ra llcl to t he in te rface betwee n t he p las m a and t he d ielectric. It is sho wn that previo us solu t ions fo r a co ld an isotrop ic p lasma a nd a warm isotrop ic p lasma a re recovered as sp ec ial cases .
doi:10.6028/jres.068d.119 fatcat:apktenzyzjhjtfnzy6x5wmpyfq