Accession Number:

ADA159860

Title:

Saturation Characteristics of Counterstreaming Warm Electrons,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-05-28

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

An investigation has been made of the electron-electron two stream instability as the beam temperatures were increased, using particle simulations. Growth rates and saturation characteristics were studied and compared to theoretical models. The final state of the system, characterized by the value of the distribution function at zero velocity, fv0, was found to evolve to a Maxwellian in the cold case, and to a double-peaked distribution stable by the Penrose criterion in the warm case. Keywords beam plasma instability. Author.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE