The studies were concerned with improving the correlation between theoretical prediction and experimental observation of the transport properties of ionized media. The microwave diagnostic techniques were extended and brought to final completion. With this formulation it is possible to examine in some detail the properties of an anisotropic dielectric or plasma in a geometry which minimizes the effect of boundaries. In addition an attempt was made to ascertain the effect of a modified collision model on the electromagnetic properties of a partially ionized plasma in the presence of a dc magnetic field. The results, while of some theoretical interest, are of negligible practical importance - except possible in the magnetohydrodynamic limit. The primary efforts concerned (a) Interaction between electromagnetic waves and cold plasmas, and (b) Conductivity theory of partially ionized plasmas.
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University of New Hampshire, Durham, "Conduction Theories in Gaseous Plasmas and Solids: Final Report, 1963" (1963). Physics Scholarship. 436.