Stochastic Plasma-Heating by Electrostatic-Waves - a Comparison between a Particle-in-Cell Simulation and a Laboratory Experiment

Dynamical chaos is produced by the interaction between plasma particles and two electrostatic waves. Experiments performed in a linear magnetized plasma and a ID particle-in-cell simulation agree qualitatively: above a threshold wave amplitude, ion stochastic diffusion and heating occur on a fast time scale. Self-consistency appears to limit the extent of the heating process.


Published in:
Physics Letters A, 182, 4-6, 426-432
Year:
1993
ISSN:
0375-9601
Laboratories:
SPC
CRPP




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