Based on the fundamental ideas concerning microwave attenuation in plasma, we obtain a new expression of transmission attenuation of microwaves as a function of the incident wave frequency. And with reasonable hypothesis, analytical forms of the electron density and the electron-neutral collision frequency are derived from the equations of the transmission attenuation of microwaves at two near frequencies. This method gives an effective and easy approach to diagnose the unmagnetized plasma.
- electron density
- electron- neutral collision frequency
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics