Nonlinear Electron Waves in Strongly Magnetized Plasmas

Hans Pécseli, Jens Juul Rasmussen

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    Weakly nonlinear dispersive electron waves in strongly magnetized plasma are considered. A modified nonlinear Schrodinger equation is derived taking into account the effect of particles resonating with the group velocity of the waves (nonlinear Landau damping). The possibility of including the ion dynamics in the analysis is also demonstrated. As a particular case the authors investigate nonlinear waves in a strongly magnetized plasma filled wave-guide, where the effects of finite geometry are important. The relevance of this problem to laboratory experiments is discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
    Issue number5
    Pages (from-to)421-438
    Publication statusPublished - 1980

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