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Title: Kinetic Alfven wave in the presence of kappa distribution function in plasma sheet boundary layer

The particle aspect approach is adopted to investigate the trajectories of charged particles in the electromagnetic field of kinetic Alfven wave. Expressions are found for the dispersion relation, damping/growth rate and associated currents in the presence of kappa distribution function. Kinetic effect of electrons and ions are included to study kinetic Alfven wave because both are important in the transition region. It is found that the ratio β of electron thermal energy density to magnetic field energy density and the ratio of ion to electron thermal temperature (T{sub i}/T{sub e}), and kappa distribution function affect the dispersion relation, damping/growth rate and associated currents in both cases(warm and cold electron limit).The treatment of kinetic Alfven wave instability is based on assumption that the plasma consist of resonant and non resonant particles. The resonant particles participate in an energy exchange process, whereas the non resonant particles support the oscillatory motion of the wave.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. School of Studies in Physics, Vikram University, Ujjain India (India)
  2. Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida-India (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22488668
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1670; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: EIPT-2015: International conference on emerging interfaces of plasma science and technology, Ujjain (India), 9-10 Mar 2015; Other Information: (c) 2015 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; ALFVEN WAVES; BOUNDARY LAYERS; CHARGED PARTICLES; DAMPING; DISPERSION RELATIONS; DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS; ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; ELECTRONS; ENERGY DENSITY; ENERGY TRANSFER; MAGNETIC FIELDS; PLASMA; PLASMA INSTABILITY; PLASMA SHEET