Accession Number:

AD0734128

Title:

Turbulent Heating in Computer Simulations of the Modified Plasma Two-Stream Instability.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1971-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Computer simulations of the fluid-like modified two-stream instability, driven by relative electron-ion drifts across a magnetic field, show strong anomalous plasma heating. The electron and ion heating rates are comparable and result in ion thermal speeds which approach the relative speed within a few ion plasma periods. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE