Oscillating two-stream instability of a ducted whistler pump

S. P. Kuo, M. C. Lee

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A magnetically field-aligned zero-frequency mode excited together with two lower hybrid sidebands by a ducted whistler pump is investigated. The thermal focusing force is found to be the dominant nonlinear effect on the excitation of large-scale instabilities; while the nonoscillatory beating current overrides the thermal focusing force in the short wavelength instabilities. Applications of these studies to space and laboratory plasmas are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1434-1438
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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