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Title: Simulation and quasilinear theory of aperiodic ordinary mode instability

The purely growing ordinary (O) mode instability driven by excessive parallel temperature anisotropy for high-beta plasmas was first discovered in the 1970s. This instability receives renewed attention because it may be applicable to the solar wind plasma. The electrons in the solar wind feature temperature anisotropies whose upper values are apparently limited by plasma instabilities. The O-mode instability may be important in this regard. Previous studies of O mode instability have been based on linear theory, but the actual solar wind electrons may be in saturated state. The present paper investigates the nonlinear saturation behavior of the O mode instability by means of one-dimensional particle-in-cell simulation and quasilinear theory. It is shown that the quasilinear method accurately reproduces the simulation results.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [4] ;  [1]
  1. Faculty of Human Development, University of Toyama, 3190, Gofuku, Toyama City, Toyama 930-8555 (Japan)
  2. (Japan)
  3. Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States)
  4. (Korea, Republic of)
  5. Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22490042
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ANISOTROPY; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; COST; ELECTRONS; HIGH-BETA PLASMA; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; ONE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; PLASMA INSTABILITY; QUASILINEAR PROBLEMS; SOLAR WIND