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Wave propagation in a quasi-chemical equilibrium plasmaWave propagation in a quasi-chemical equilibrium plasma is studied. The plasma is infinite and without external fields. The chemical reactions are assumed to result from the ionization and recombination processes. When the gas is near equilibrium, the dominant role describing the evolution of a reacting plasma is played by the global conservation equations. These equations are first derived and then used to study the small amplitude wave motion for a near-equilibrium situation. Nontrivial damping effects have been obtained by including the conduction current terms.
Document ID
19750054178
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Fang, T.-M.
Baum, H. R. (Harvard University Cambridge, Mass., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1975
Publication Information
Publication: Physics of Fluids
Volume: 18
Subject Category
PLASMA PHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF GK-65
Distribution Limits
Public
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