Buneman Instability and Pierce Instability in a Collisionless Bounded Plasma

Satoru Iizuka, Noriyoshi Sato

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Abstract

A systematic experiment is performed on the Buneman instability and the Pierce instability in a bounded plasma consisting of beam electrons and stationary ions. Current fluctuations are confirmed to be induced by the Buneman instability. On the other hand, the Pierce instability gives rise to a current limitation. The phenomena are well explained by Mikhailovskii's theory taking account of ion motion in a bounded plasma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1618-1628
Number of pages11
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Volume52
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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