Proton phase space vortices generated by powerful beam driven electrostatic waves
2005 (English)In: Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on, ISSN 0093-3813, Vol. 33, no 2 I, 550-551 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We examine the saturation of electrostatic waves driven by proton beams moving at relativistic speeds through a plasma. We visualize the plasma phase space distribution after the saturation of the wave that has developed between the background electrons and the proton beams. A secondary instability grows between the background protons and a proton beam due to relativistic effects. We show how the saturated wave forms a proton phase space vortex that may generate cosmic ray electrons by its collapse. © 2005 IEEE.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 33, no 2 I, 550-551 p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-28427DOI: 10.1109/TPS.2005.845325Local ID: 13566OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-28427DiVA: diva2:249235