Accession Number:

AD0639626

Title:

THE KINETIC EQUATION FOR AN UNSTABLE PLASMA IN PARALLEL ELECTRIC AND MAGNETIC FIELDS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES DEPT OF PHYSICS

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Report Date:

1965-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The response of a homogeneous plasma, in a strong uniform magnetic field, to the sudden application of a strong, uniform electric field is studied in a self-consistent formulation which treats the coupled equations for the one-particle and two-particle distribution functions resulting from neglect of three-particle correlations. The electric field is assumed to be large compared to that which produced a runaway current, so that particle-wave interactions should dominate. Only the dominant contributions to the diffusion in velocity space, arising from the fastest growing waves, are retained. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE