Nonlinear evolution of double layers and electron vortices in an unstable plasma diode

Satoru Iizuka, Hiroshi Tanaca

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Abstract

Nonlinear evolution of a large-amplitude relaxation oscillation in an unstable plasma diode is investigated by a computer simulation using a particle model. The oscillation is closely related to double-layer dynamics accompanied by a negative potential dip on the low-potential tail. A vortex is formed in the electron velocity phase space during the potential evolution, which causes a topological rearrangement of the phase space in the high-potential plasma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-41
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Plasma Physics
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1985 Feb
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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