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Title: Drift kinetic Alfvén wave in temperature anisotropic plasma

By using the gyrokinetic theory, the kinetic Alfvén waves (KAWs) are discussed to emphasize the drift effects through the density inhomogeneity and the temperature anisotropy on their dispersion characteristics. The dependence of stabilization mechanism of the drift-Alfvén wave instability on the temperature anisotropy is highlighted. The estimate of the growth rate and the threshold condition for a wide range of parameters are also discussed.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. Salam Chair in Physics, G. C. University Lahore, Katchery Road, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan)
  2. (Pakistan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22251879
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: (c) 2014 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; ANISOTROPY; PLASMA; PLASMA INSTABILITY; STABILIZATION