Anomalous high-frequency resistivity and heating of a plasma

Kruer, W. L. ; Kaw, P. K. ; Dawson, J. M. ; Oberman, C. (1970) Anomalous high-frequency resistivity and heating of a plasma Physical Review Letters, 24 (18). pp. 987-990. ISSN 0031-9007

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Computer experiments have been carried out on the anomalous heating of a one-dimensional plasma by a large-amplitude long-wavelength electric field oscillating near the plasma frequency. Above a certain threshold the large driver field excites an instability in the plasma and drives up ion-density fluctuations as well as plasma oscillations. When the ion fluctuations reach a sufficiently large level, the plasma begins to heat very efficiently according to an anomalous resistivity. An effective collision frequency as high as 0.2ωpe has been observed. A theoretical explanation of the observed results is given.

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