Electron-molecule collisions in a field of short electromagnetic impulses in plasma half space (ionosphere)


  • Abram L. Gutman Technical Academy of Forestry Engineering, Russian Federation




ionosphere E-layer, electron-molecule collisions, nonlinear processes


The paper describes the analysis of how variations of an impulse field going through the ionosphere influence the nonlinear processes in the plasma. It is concluded that the initial electromagnetic field significantly decreases as the impulse propagates through the ionosphere. That significantly reduces the number of effective collisions between electrons and neutral particles.


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