Anomalous diffusion and ion heating in the presence of electrostatic hydrogen cyclotron instabilities

H. Okuda, C. Z. Cheng, W. W. Lee

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Abstract

One- and two-dimensional particle simulations have been carried out to study electrostatic ion cyclotron instabilities for a hydrogen plasma in a strong magnetic field. It is found that strong ion heating and anomalous cross-field diffusion comparable to Bohm diffusion take place associated with the instability. Implications of the instability to the recent observations in fusion devices and space plasmas are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-430
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume46
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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