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Title: Growth and nonlinear evolution of the modified Simon-Hoh instability in an electron beam-produced plasma

Abstract

The growth and nonlinear evolution of the modified Simon-Hoh instability (MSHI) is observed in a weak electron beam-produced collisionless cylindrical plasma, in which electrons are strongly magnetized and the ions are essentially unmagnetized. The evolution of this instability occurs through a sequence of sideband instabilities, thought to be induced by trapped ions, and a period doubling sequence. Transient study of the MSHI reveals that the growth rate of the MSHI is extremely rapid; of the order the instability frequency. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Electrical Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20216047
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; PLASMA INSTABILITY; BEAM-PLASMA SYSTEMS; ELECTRON BEAMS; PLASMA PRODUCTION; TURBULENCE; THEORETICAL DATA

Citation Formats

Sakawa, Y., and Joshi, C. Growth and nonlinear evolution of the modified Simon-Hoh instability in an electron beam-produced plasma. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1063/1.873998.
Sakawa, Y., & Joshi, C. Growth and nonlinear evolution of the modified Simon-Hoh instability in an electron beam-produced plasma. United States. doi:10.1063/1.873998.
Sakawa, Y., and Joshi, C. Mon . "Growth and nonlinear evolution of the modified Simon-Hoh instability in an electron beam-produced plasma". United States. doi:10.1063/1.873998.
@article{osti_20216047,
title = {Growth and nonlinear evolution of the modified Simon-Hoh instability in an electron beam-produced plasma},
author = {Sakawa, Y. and Joshi, C.},
abstractNote = {The growth and nonlinear evolution of the modified Simon-Hoh instability (MSHI) is observed in a weak electron beam-produced collisionless cylindrical plasma, in which electrons are strongly magnetized and the ions are essentially unmagnetized. The evolution of this instability occurs through a sequence of sideband instabilities, thought to be induced by trapped ions, and a period doubling sequence. Transient study of the MSHI reveals that the growth rate of the MSHI is extremely rapid; of the order the instability frequency. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics.},
doi = {10.1063/1.873998},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
issn = {1070-664X},
number = 5,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}