Nonlinear Behaviors of a Bounded Electron Beam-Plasma System

Satoru Iizuka, Koichi Saeki, Noriyoshi Sato, Yoshisuke Hatta

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Nonlinear developments of a bounded electron beam-plasma system including stationary electrons are investigated experimentally. A stable double layer is formed as a result of ion trapping in a growing negative potential dip induced by the Pierce instability above the current regime of the Buneman instability. In the in-between regime of the Buneman and Pierce instabilities, energetic ions are observed. This effective ion heating is caused by ion detrapping due to double-layer disruption, being consistent with computer simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)950-957
Number of pages8
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1985 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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