Impedance of a Short Dipole Antenna in a Warm Isotropic Plasma


  • M. L. Schiff


The impedance of a short dipole antenna with a finite radius is considered using the Vlasov theory of the plasma rather than the simpler hydrodynamic theory. Analytic and numerical computations are presented for the longitudinal portion of the impedance. The results of this paper are compared with similar calculations for spherical antennas and filamental dipole antennas.