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Title: Influence of {kappa}-distributed ions on the two-stream instability

This paper is the first approach for analyzing the influence of {kappa}-distributed particles on the modified two-stream instability (MTSI). It is assumed that the plasma consists of a magnetized Maxwellian electron contribution and unmagnetized {kappa}-distributed ions drifting across the electrons. Within an electrostatic approximation, the influence of the {kappa} parameter on the maximum growth rate of the MTSI is evaluated for the special case of parallel drift velocity and wave propagation.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Schmiedlstrasse 6, A-8042 Graz (Austria)
  2. (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20702230
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 12; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2065370; (c) 2005 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; IONS; PLASMA DRIFT; PLASMA WAVES; TWO-STREAM INSTABILITY; WAVE PROPAGATION