Dynamics of a fast Maxwellian electron cloud in coronal plasma

Kontar, E.P. , Mel'nik, V.N. and Lapshin, V.I. (2001) Dynamics of a fast Maxwellian electron cloud in coronal plasma. Radio Science, 36(6), pp. 1757-1764. (doi:10.1029/2000RS002453)

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Abstract

Dynamics of a hot electron cloud with an initially Maxwellian electron distribution is considered both numerically and analytically. It is shown that only a small group of the electrons propagates into the plasma but the main group of the electrons is concentrated near the initial location of the cloud. The distribution of the electrons left presents a plateau with the maximum velocity growing linearly with distance.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kontar, Dr Eduard
Authors: Kontar, E.P., Mel'nik, V.N., and Lapshin, V.I.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Radio Science
Publisher:American Geophysical Union
ISSN:0048-6604
ISSN (Online):1944-799X
Published Online:07 December 2012

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