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Title: The modified two stream instability at nonmagnetic planets

We describe the role the modified two stream instability plays in the interaction of the solar wind with non-magnetized planets. The instability leads to the production of energetic electrons that can be responsible for the observed x-ray emission.
Authors:
;  [1] ; ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Oxon, OX11 0QX (United Kingdom)
  2. Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92091 (United States)
  3. ECE Department, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92091 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21506960
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1306; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Workshop on new frontiers in advanced plasma physics, Trieste (Italy), 5-16 Jul 2010; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.3533196; (c) 2010 American Institute of Physics
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; DISPERSIONS; ELECTRON BEAMS; EMISSION; INTERACTIONS; PLANETS; PLASMA DENSITY; SOLAR WIND; TAIL ELECTRONS; TWO-STREAM INSTABILITY; X RADIATION; X-RAY SPECTRA BEAMS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ELECTRONS; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; FERMIONS; INSTABILITY; IONIZING RADIATIONS; LEPTON BEAMS; LEPTONS; PARTICLE BEAMS; PLASMA INSTABILITY; PLASMA MICROINSTABILITIES; RADIATIONS; SOLAR ACTIVITY; SPECTRA; STELLAR ACTIVITY; STELLAR WINDS