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Title: Ion firehose instability in a dusty plasma considering product-bi-kappa distributions for the plasma particles

We study the dispersion relation for low frequency waves in the whistler mode propagating along the ambient magnetic field, considering ions and electrons with product-bi-kappa (PBK) velocity distributions and taking into account the presence of a population of dust particles. The results obtained by numerical analysis of the dispersion relation show that the decrease in the κ indexes in the ion PBK distribution contributes to the increase in magnitude of the growth rates of the ion firehose instability and the size of the region in wave number space where the instability occurs. It is also shown that the decrease in the κ indexes in the electron PBK distribution contribute to decrease in the growth rates of instability, despite the fact that the instability occurs due to the anisotropy in the ion distribution function. For most of the interval of κ values which has been investigated, the ability of the non-thermal ions to increase the instability overcomes the tendency of decrease due to the non-thermal electron distribution, but for very small values of the kappa indexes the deleterious effect of the non-thermal electrons tends to overcome the effect due to the non-thermal ion distribution.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ; ;  [1]
  1. Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, 91501-970, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil)
  2. (Brazil)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22493869
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 23; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: (c) 2016 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; DISPERSION RELATIONS; DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS; ELECTRONS; HOSE INSTABILITY; IONS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; NUMERICAL ANALYSIS; PLASMA; VELOCITY; WHISTLER INSTABILITY