Damping-Growth Transition for Ion-Acoustic Waves in a Density Gradient

N. D'Angelo, Poul Michelsen, Hans Pécseli

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    Abstract

    A damping-growth transition for ion-acoustic waves propagating in a nonuniform plasma (e-folding length for the density ln) is observed at a wavelength λ∼2πln. This result supports calculations performed in connection with the problem of heating of the solar corona by ion-acoustic waves generated in the solar photosphere.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume34
    Issue number19
    Pages (from-to)1214-1216
    ISSN0031-9007
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1975

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    Copyright (1975) by the American Physical Society.

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