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Author Moradi, Afshin
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY ♦ COLLISIONAL PLASMA ♦ CONFIGURATION ♦ CYCLOTRONS ♦ ELECTRONS ♦ FARADAY METHOD ♦ MAGNETIC FIELDS ♦ SURFACES ♦ WAVE PROPAGATION
Abstract In a recent article [Niknam et al., Phys. Plasmas 20, 122106 (2013)], Niknam et al. investigated the propagation of TM surface waves on a semi-bounded quantum magnetized collisional plasma in the Faraday configuration (in this case, the magnetic field is parallel to the both of the plasma surface and direction of propagation). Here, we present a fresh look at the problem and show that TM surface waves cannot propagate on surface of the present system. We find in the Faraday configuration the surface waves acquire both TM and TE components due to the cyclotron motion of electrons. Therefore, the main result of the work by Niknam et al. is incorrect.
ISSN 1070664X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-04-15
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physics of Plasmas
Volume Number 23
Issue Number 4


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