Electromagentic Ion-Cyclotron Instabilities in Multicomponent Magnetospheric Plasmas.
Research rept. Mar-Jul 71,
AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS
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Growth rates for ion electromagnetic cyclotron EMC modes are calculated for several unconventional cases of magnetospheric importance, including total absence of cold plasma and presence of artificially injected heavy-ion plasma. Artificial injection of a very heavy ion such as barium or cesium is likely to suppress, rather than enhance, instability in the important ion-EMC mode, while injection of a light ion like lithium should be very effective in promoting instability in the ring current outside the plasmapause. Author
- Atmospheric Physics