Accession Number:

AD0649561

Title:

RESONANT PARTICLE ENERGY TRANSFER TO MAGNETIC PERTURBATIONS WITH APPLICATION TO THE GEOMAGNETIC TAIL,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH PLASMA PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

It is shown how resonant particles can give up their kinetic energy to induced electric fields and hence cause amplification of the perturbed magnetic field energy. This is a simple physical picture of the instability of the sheet pinch. It reveals the nature of the instability and gives some insight into its degree of violence. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Geomagnetism
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE