Beam Plasma Turbulence Study.
Final rept. 1 Aug 79-30 Sep 82,
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR SPACE RESEARCH
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We are concerned with the plasma wave radiations and turbulence, generated by natural or artificially produced charged beams and currents or plasma anisotropy, in the Earths ionosphere and magnetosphere--particularly in the topside ionosphere and the suprauroral region. Specific problems studied during the three-year contract period include ion conics and beams, lower hybrid waves and hybrid whistlers, nonlinear electrostatic ion cyclotron waves and cavitations, the beam-plasma-discharge phenomenon, strong plasma turbulence, electrostatic shocks across auroral field lines, particle-acceleration mechanisms, collisional effects, and anisotropy-driven magnetic reconnection processes. Major research contributions are described in detail in theis report. Complete lists of the titles of scientific publications and technical professional and technical presentations sponsored by this contract are also given, and important related professional activities are outlined.
- Numerical Mathematics
- Particle Accelerators
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics