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Title: Geometry of thermal plasma oscillations

Abstract

We develop a method for investigating the relationship between the shape of a 1-particle distribution and non-linear electrostatic oscillations in a collisionless plasma, incorporating transverse thermal motion. A general expression is found for the maximum sustainable electric field, and is evaluated for a particular highly anisotropic distribution.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Physics Department, Lancaster University, LA1 4YB, UK and Cockcroft Institute, Daresbury Laboratory (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21255228
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1086; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 13. advanced accelerator concepts workshop, Santa Cruz, CA (United States), 27 Jul - 2 Aug 2008; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.3080914; (c) 2009 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ANISOTROPY; COLLISIONLESS PLASMA; DISTRIBUTION; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; GEOMETRY; LASERS; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; PLASMA WAVES

Citation Formats

Burton, Da, and Noble, A. Geometry of thermal plasma oscillations. United States: N. p., 2009. Web. doi:10.1063/1.3080914.
Burton, Da, & Noble, A. Geometry of thermal plasma oscillations. United States. doi:10.1063/1.3080914.
Burton, Da, and Noble, A. Thu . "Geometry of thermal plasma oscillations". United States. doi:10.1063/1.3080914.
@article{osti_21255228,
title = {Geometry of thermal plasma oscillations},
author = {Burton, Da and Noble, A.},
abstractNote = {We develop a method for investigating the relationship between the shape of a 1-particle distribution and non-linear electrostatic oscillations in a collisionless plasma, incorporating transverse thermal motion. A general expression is found for the maximum sustainable electric field, and is evaluated for a particular highly anisotropic distribution.},
doi = {10.1063/1.3080914},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 1086,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 22 00:00:00 EST 2009},
month = {Thu Jan 22 00:00:00 EST 2009}
}