Ion Heating by Expansion of Beam-Heated Plasma.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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A column of plasma, whose electrons are rapidly heated by an electron beam or laser, will expand against the external magnetic field, setting up large-amplitude magnetosonic oscillations. The authors study the dissipation of these oscillations by anomalous resistance, ion Landau damping, and ion counterstreaming, and show that much of the initial T sub e can be converted into T sub i.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics