Electron acceleration by a relativistic two stream instability with oblique B
2006 (English)In: 33rd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics,2006, Rome: European Physical Society , 2006, P4.071- p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Electrons that are trapped by a quasi-electrostatic wave move, on average, with the phase speed of the wave. In the presence of a magnetic field B, the trapped electrons could, in principle, be accelerated to cosmic ray energies through cross-field transport. We model this cross-field transport with a particle-in-cell (PIC) simulation for an oblique B. The electron energies at the simulation's end exceed 5 MeV for all pitch angles and they can reach GeV energies along the wavevector. We discuss environments, in which such conditions may exist and for which such an acceleration would be relevant.
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Rome: European Physical Society , 2006. P4.071- p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-35709Local ID: 28209OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-35709DiVA: diva2:256557