Accession Number:

AD0734530

Title:

Electromagentic Ion-Cyclotron Instabilities in Multicomponent Magnetospheric Plasmas.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. Mar-Jul 71,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE