Shock wave generated megahertz radiation of atmosphere

A. H. Mkrtchyan, L. S. Grigoryan, H. F. Khachatryan, S. G. Bilen, M. Parrot, A. V. Sargsyan, A. R. Aramyan

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Based on intuitive reasoning and a simple mathematical model, it is shown that the radio frequency electromagnetic radiation in 1-2-MHz range is generated during the propagation of a directed strong shock wave in air. It is due to the radiation from free electrons (which are produced by the shock wave) in the magnetic field of the earth. The possibility of detection of this radiation is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8475007
Pages (from-to)118-120
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2019


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Mkrtchyan, A. H., Grigoryan, L. S., Khachatryan, H. F., Bilen, S. G., Parrot, M., Sargsyan, A. V., & Aramyan, A. R. (2019). Shock wave generated megahertz radiation of atmosphere. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 47(1), 118-120. [8475007].