Accession Number:

AD0750138

Title:

Second Order Effects in the Weibel Instability.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jan-Jun 72,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB N MEX

Report Date:

1972-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

An expression is derived for the coupling of two purely growing transverse Weibel modes in second order to give rise to a single electrostatic longitudinal mode. Comparison with numerical experiments shows agreement to within 5 percent for the magnitude and phase of the coupling. It is found that this mechanism does not contribute significantly to saturation of the instability. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE