Heating Efficiency of Beat Wave Excitation in a Density Gradient,
CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES CENTER FOR PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION ENGINEERING
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A simple model is presented which yields analytical expressions for the heating efficiency of beat-wave excitation in a plasma with a linear density profile. The effect of self-consistent Landau damping by tail electrons is included without recourse to WKB approximations.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics