Propagation of electromagnetic waves in plasmas
|Flow||T - Electromagnetic Waves and Telecommunication|
|Category||Obligatory by selection|
|Class Hours - Lab Hours||4 - 0|
|Lecturers||Kyriakos Hizanidis, Ioannis Kominis (School of AMPS)|
Ionized media and plasmas in nature and in the laboratory. Introductory kinetic theory and statistical description. Collisionless Vlasov-Hartree-Fock equation. Dispersion relations in ionized media in general (magnetized and un-magnetized). Cold medium - test particle description and derivation of the cold plasma dispersion relation in various forms (Stix, Allis). Linearized Vlasov equation in unmagnetized media. Linear dispersion tensor in thermal electron and electron-ion plasmas. Description of the various modes supported in such media. Landau damping. Magnetized linearized Vlasov equation and Harris dispersion relation. Dispersion.