Potential structure modified by electron cyclotron resonance in a plasma flow along magnetic field lines with mirror configuration

T. Kaneko, R. Hatakeyama, N. Sato

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Abstract

A plasma potential structure is modified by the electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) in a collisionless plasma flow along magnetic field lines with simple mirror configuration. In the presence of a single ECR point at the bottom of the magnetic well, there appears a potential dip (thermal barrier) around this point, being followed by a potential hump (plug potential) in the downstream side. The result in this simplified configuration gives a clear-cut physics to the formation of field-aligned plug potential with thermal barrier.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2602-2605
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume80
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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