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Title: Quasi-linear heating and acceleration in bi-Maxwellian plasmas

Quasi-linear acceleration and heating rates are derived for drifting bi-Maxwellian distribution functions in a general nonrelativistic case for arbitrary wave vectors, propagation angles, and growth/damping rates. The heating rates in a proton-electron plasma due to ion-cyclotron/kinetic Alfvén and mirror waves for a wide range of wavelengths, directions of propagation, and growth or damping rates are explicitly computed.
Authors:
 [1] ; ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [3]
  1. Astronomical Institute and Institute of Atmospheric Physics, AS CR Bocni II/1401, CZ-14131 Prague (Czech Republic)
  2. Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, BP 4229, 06304 Nice Cedex 4 (France)
  3. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22218334
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 20; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ACCELERATION; ALFVEN WAVES; DAMPING; DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ELECTRONS; HEATING RATE; PLASMA GUNS; PLASMA HEATING; PLASMA WAVES; PROTONS; WAVE PROPAGATION