Effect of Various Parameters on Reflection, Transmission, and Absorption of Microwaves in an Inhomogeneous Plasma Slab

Publication Issue: 
Volume 39, Issue 2, 2018
Page No: 
Date Received: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Authors' Name: 
M. N. Nasrabadi
A. Heidari
Authors' Affiliation and Address: 
Department of Nuclear Engineering, Faculty of Advanced Sciences & Technologies, University of Isfahan, HezarJerib Street, 81746-73441, Isfahan, Iran.
This work deals with calculation of the absorbed, transmitted and reflected coefficients in an inhomogeneous magnetized cold plasma slab assumed to have a parabolic density function, and examines the impact of various parameters (plasma density, collision frequency, plasma slab thickness and strength of background magnetic field) on these coefficients. Increased absorption and reflection of microwaves by plasmas of higher density and lower collision frequency were observed. Increasing the magnetic field shifted the resonant frequencies to higher value, and maximum absorption and reflection was observed at optimum plasma slab thickness of 0.20 m.
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