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Reflection and Transmission of Ion Acoustic Waves from a Plasma Discontinuity

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3 Author(s)
Gary, S.Peter ; Physics Dept., C. of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., 23185 ; Alexeff, I. ; Bloomberg, Howard W.

We calculate transmission and reflection coefficients for an ion acoustic wave incident from the upstream direction upon a plasma discontinuity of width much less than the wavelength. In the limit of an infinitely strong discontinuity there is complete in phase reflection.

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Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:3 ,  Issue: 2 )