pure and applied geophysics

, Volume 77, Issue 1, pp 89–100 | Cite as

The plasma-like properties of an aerosol of consensation nuclei

  • Gerard McGreevy


An aerosol in charge equilibrium is theoretically and numerically investigated for plasma-like behaviour. It is shown that in sufficiently large containers the common type aerosols should manifest the properties of a plasma as regards their behaviour in an electric field. Such aerosols do not unambiguously possess a plasma frequency nor can they be termed a magnetoplasma. The results of this investigation may help to understand certain phenomena in atmospheric electricity.


Common Type Plasma Frequency Charge Equilibrium Atmospheric Electricity Large Container 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerard McGreevy
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  1. 1.Professor of Experimental PhysicsSt. Patrick's CollegeMaynoothIreland

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