The influence of beam boundaries and velocity reduction on Pierce instability in laboratory plasmas

D. Javanovic

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    Abstract

    The influences of the beam-plasma boundary and of weak nonlinearities on the Pierce instability are investigated. It is shown that the finite width of the beam has negligible influence on both the stability of the system and growth rate. In the nonlinear regime the wavelength decreases and enhancement of the wave potential close to the beam inlet boundary is observed. The relationship between this effect and the formation of double layers is discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationRoskilde, Denmark
    PublisherRisø National Laboratory
    Number of pages34
    ISBN (Print)87-550-0796-1
    Publication statusPublished - 1982
    SeriesRisø-M
    Number2312
    ISSN0418-6435

    Keywords

    • Risø-M-2312

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    Javanovic, D. (1982). The influence of beam boundaries and velocity reduction on Pierce instability in laboratory plasmas. Risø National Laboratory. Risø-M, No. 2312