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Title: Preface to Special Topic: Collective Effects in Particle Beams and Nonneutral Plasmas

Abstract

Nonneutral plasmas are plasma systems in which there is no overall charge neutrality, including the limit of systems that are fully unneutralized in which there are particles of only a single sign of charge. Here, examples of nonneutral plasmas include charged-particle beams, pure electron plasmas, pure positron plasmas, and pure-ion plasmas consisting of a variety of ion charge states in a single trap. A key feature of nonneutral plasmas which distinguishes them from quasineutral plasmas is that their self-electric and self-magnetic fields can play a dominant role in the behavior of the system. Moreover, single-component plasmas can be confined in states of global thermal equilibrium, enabling detailed theoretical and experimental studies of fundamental plasma phenomena and precise testing of models.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
  2. Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States); Univ. of Science and Technology of China, Hefei (China). Dept. of Modern Physics
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1429881
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-09-CH11466
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 25; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Gilson, Erik P., and Qin, Hong. Preface to Special Topic: Collective Effects in Particle Beams and Nonneutral Plasmas. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5022977.
Gilson, Erik P., & Qin, Hong. Preface to Special Topic: Collective Effects in Particle Beams and Nonneutral Plasmas. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5022977.
Gilson, Erik P., and Qin, Hong. Tue . "Preface to Special Topic: Collective Effects in Particle Beams and Nonneutral Plasmas". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5022977.
@article{osti_1429881,
title = {Preface to Special Topic: Collective Effects in Particle Beams and Nonneutral Plasmas},
author = {Gilson, Erik P. and Qin, Hong},
abstractNote = {Nonneutral plasmas are plasma systems in which there is no overall charge neutrality, including the limit of systems that are fully unneutralized in which there are particles of only a single sign of charge. Here, examples of nonneutral plasmas include charged-particle beams, pure electron plasmas, pure positron plasmas, and pure-ion plasmas consisting of a variety of ion charge states in a single trap. A key feature of nonneutral plasmas which distinguishes them from quasineutral plasmas is that their self-electric and self-magnetic fields can play a dominant role in the behavior of the system. Moreover, single-component plasmas can be confined in states of global thermal equilibrium, enabling detailed theoretical and experimental studies of fundamental plasma phenomena and precise testing of models.},
doi = {10.1063/1.5022977},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = 1,
volume = 25,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jan 30 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Tue Jan 30 00:00:00 EST 2018}
}

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