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Title: Localization of ultra-low frequency waves in multi-ion plasmas of the planetary magnetosphere

By adopting a 2D time-dependent wave code, we investigate how mode-converted waves at the Ion-Ion Hybrid (IIH) resonance and compressional waves propagate in 2D density structures with a wide range of field-aligned wavenumbers to background magnetic fields. The simulation results show that the mode-converted waves have continuous bands across the field line consistent with previous numerical studies. These waves also have harmonic structures in frequency domain and are localized in the field-aligned heavy ion density well. Lastly, our results thus emphasize the importance of a field-aligned heavy ion density structure for ultra-low frequency wave propagation, and suggest that IIH waves can be localized in different locations along the field line.
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  1. Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
  2. Kyung Hee Univ., Yongin (Korea)
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Journal ID: ISSN 2093-5587
Grant/Contract Number:
NNH09AM53I, NNH09AK63I, NNH11AR07I, NNX14AM27G, NNH14AY20I, ATM0902730, AGS-1203299, AC02-09CH11466
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Astronomy and Space Sciences
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 32; Journal Issue: 4; Related Information: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of theCreative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestrictednon-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium,provided the original work is properly cited.Research PaperJ. Astron. Space Sci. 32(4), 289-295 (2015); Journal ID: ISSN 2093-5587
The Korean Space Society
Research Org:
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
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Contributing Orgs:
This work was facilitated by the Max Planck/Princeton Center for Plasma Physics. The work at the Kyung Hee University was also supported by the BK21 Plus Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea, funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
Country of Publication:
United States
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY ultra-low frequency waves; electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves; ion-ion hybrid resonance; mode conversion; wave-wave interaction