Accession Number : AD0715073

Title :   Anomalous Heating of Plasmas Driven by a Large Transverse Field at Approximately 2 (omega sub pe),

Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV N J PLASMA PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Kruer,W. L. ; Dawson,J. M.

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Numerical experiments on a plasma driven by a large-amplitude transverse field oscillating at nearly twice the electron plasma frequency are presented. The large wave drives unstable the electrostatic electron plasma waves. When these unstable waves grow to large amplitude, they efficiently transfer energy to the plasma particles. We offer a simple theory to explain the results. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OSCILLATION, HEATING), MAGNETIC FIELDS, PLASMA MEDIUM, ELECTRIC FIELDS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, WAVE FUNCTIONS, ANOMALIES, (U)ANOMALIES

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE