The Kompaneets Model for Radio Emission from a Nuclear Explosion.

by Victor Gilinsky


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Computation of the electromagnetic signal from a nuclear explosion, using the method presented by A. S. Kompaneets in 1958. The memorandum shows that some of Kompaneets' approximations are incorrect and lead to the wrong shape for the radiated signal. His work neglects the important first half-cycle of the signal and hence predicts an initial deflection in the wrong direction. A more nearly correct solution is presented

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