A Numerical Study on the Resonant Scattering Process of Relativistic Electrons Via Whistler-Mode Waves in the Outer Radiation Belt

Yuto Katoh, Takayuki Ono, Masahide Iizima

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Abstract

Resonant scattering processes of high energy electrons are studied numerically by using a newly developed simulation scheme where cold electrons are treated as a fluid and hot electrons are treated as particles including fully relativistic effects. The present simulation scheme enables us to investigate the resonant energy diffusion process of electrons in the inner magnetosphere, which has been difficult to study by using the PIC code. To verify the accuracy of the present scheme, elementary step of the resonant interaction of high energy electrons with whistlermode waves are studied. The results of the experiment are consistent with the theoretical predictions and suggest that this simulation scheme has a capability to apply various problem in space physics concerning not only the resonant scattering process of high energetic electrons but the excitation of electromagnetic plasma waves and propagation process in the inhomogeneous media.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Inner Magnetosphere
Subtitle of host publicationPhysics and Modeling
PublisherAmerican Geophysical Union
Pages33-39
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781118666098
ISBN (Print)0875904203, 9780875904207
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar 19

Keywords

  • Magnetospheric physics-Simulation methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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