Propagation of a Maxwellian electron cloud in a plasma

Mel'nik, V.N., Kontar, E.P. and Lapshin, V.I. (2000) Propagation of a Maxwellian electron cloud in a plasma. Solar Physics, 196(1), pp. 199-212. (doi:10.1023/A:1005282324985)

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We consider the dynamics of an electron cloud with an initially Maxwellian electron distribution and a temperature significantly exceeding that of the surrounding plasma. It is demonstrated that only the fastest electrons propagate into the plasma as a beam-plasma structure, whereas the main part of the cloud of electrons is locked by the Langmuir turbulence generated by the electrons remaining.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kontar, Professor Eduard
Authors: Mel'nik, V.N., Kontar, E.P., and Lapshin, V.I.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Solar Physics
Publisher:Springer Verlag
ISSN (Online):1573-093X

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