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Title: Collisionless plasma interpenetration in a strong magnetic field for laboratory astrophysics experiments

A theoretical analysis for astrophysics-oriented laser-matter interaction experiments in the presence of a strong ambient magnetic field is presented. It is shown that the plasma collision in the ambient magnetic field implies significant perturbations in the electron density and magnetic field distribution. This transient stage is difficult to observe in astrophysical phenomena, but it could be investigated in laboratory experiments. Analytic models are presented, which are supported by particles-in-cell simulations.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ; ;  [1]
  1. University Bordeaux 1—CNRS—CEA, CELIA (Centre Lasers Intenses et Applications), UMR 5107, 33400 Talence (France)
  2. (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22252023
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 2; 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; ASTROPHYSICS; COLLISIONLESS PLASMA; DISTRIBUTION; ELECTRON DENSITY; LASERS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; PERTURBATION THEORY; SIMULATION; TRANSIENTS