Bernstein mode

Bernstein mode

A type of mode which propagates perpendicular to the equilibrium magnetic field in a plasma. The waves have their electric field nearly parallel to the wave propagation vector (nearly longitudinal). The modes propagate in frequency ranges lying between integer harmonics of the electron cyclotron frequency. Named after Ira Bernstein, a plasma physicist.
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Fournet was a remarkable figure who at the time of the massive taking up of stereophony at the end of the 1950s, as well as in the following decades, may not have dazzled in the Karajan or Bernstein mode yet always gained respect and aroused awe, which are still recalled today.