Weakly turbulent electron cloud transport in a plasma with an external electric field

Kontar, E.P. and Mel'nik, V.N. (2003) Weakly turbulent electron cloud transport in a plasma with an external electric field. Physics of Plasmas, 10, pp. 2732-2737. (doi:10.1063/1.1581881)

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Abstract

The propagation of a fast electron cloud in a relatively cold and dense plasma in an electric field is investigated in the framework of weak turbulence theory. The dynamics of an electron cloud in the external electric field is studied both analytically and numerically. It is shown that electrons propagate as a beam–plasma structure and that the structure becomes accelerated. For propagation along the field the structure loses particles and the velocity of the structure declines whereas propagation against the field leads to structure acceleration and a high level of plasma waves behind the structure.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kontar, Dr Eduard
Authors: Kontar, E.P., and Mel'nik, V.N.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physics of Plasmas
Publisher:American Institute of Physics
ISSN:1070-664X

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