Accession Number:

AD0723527

Title:

Nonlinear Development of the Beam Cyclotron Instability.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1971-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

A theory is presented for the nonlinear evolution of the beam cyclotron instability, together with the results of a series of computer experiments confirming the main points of the theory. The authors conclude that at a turbulent level which is proportional to Omega sub CEomega sub pe squared, a transition is made to the nonmagnetic ion acoustic instability. For small T sub iT sub e, the system then evolves until the fluctuating fields become strong enough to stabilize by ion trapping. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE