Second Order Effects in the Weibel Instability.
Technical rept. Jan-Jun 72,
AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB N MEX
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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
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics