Observations of Plasma Heating Effects in the Ionosphere by a Rocket Borne Electron Accelerator

  • Tore A. Jacobsen
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 79)


In most of the electron beam experiments carried out in space so far it seems necessary to assume that some sort of a plasma discharge takes place that can provide a source for the high return currents needed to explain the neutralization of the accelerator vehicle.


Discharge Region Discharge Effect Electron Accelerator Pulse Number Spin Period 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tore A. Jacobsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Norwegian Defence Research EstablishmentKjellerNorway

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