Creation of High Energy Electron Tails due to the Modified Two-Stream Instability.
MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
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Particle simulations of the modified two-stream instability demonstrate strong electron acceleration rather than bulk heating when the relative drift speed vd is below a critical speed Vc. A very interesting nonlinear autoresonance acceleration process is observed which accelerates the electrons much above the phase speed of the linearly unstable modes. Simple criteria are presented that predict the value of Vc and the number density of the accelerated electrons. Author
- Particle Accelerators
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics