Journal of Plasma Physics

Research Article

A note on ion rarefaction waves

J. E. Allena1 and J. G. Andrewsa2

a1 Department of Engineering Science and University College, Oxford

a2 Marchwood Engineering Laboratories (C.E.G.B.) and St Catherine's College, Oxford

Abstract

A theory is given of an ion rarefaction wave in a low pressure plasma under conditions where ionization processes are unimportant.

(Received May 24 1969)