Accession Number:

AD0743886

Title:

Ion-Ion Instability Induced by A.C. Electric Fields.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1972-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The presence of low frequency a.c. fields in a plasma substantially modifies the marginal stability condition for a counterstreaming ion-ion instability and allows the system to be unstable even if the electron thermal energy is much smaller than the relative ion streaming energy. The possible role of the instability in high Mach number whistler shocks is discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE