Accession Number : ADA180192

Title :   Linear Magnetized Plasma Response to an Oblique Electrostatic Wave.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Lawson, William S

PDF Url : ADA180192

Report Date : 15 Dec 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The linear response of a spatially periodic magnetized Vlasov plasma distribution function is computed to second order in the electric field. The results for a specific electric field are then compared with the results of computer simulation for different amplitudes of the electric field. Both trapping and resonant heating are observed, and both appear to contribute (for the chosen parameters) to limiting the validity of linear theory at larger electrical field amplitudes.

Descriptors :   *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *ELECTROSTATICS, *PLASMA WAVES, AMPLITUDE, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, ELECTRIC FIELDS, HEATING, LINEARITY, MAGNETIZATION, RESONANCE, THEORY, VALIDATION, TRAPPING(CHARGED PARTICLES)

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE