Magnetostatic mode and cross-field electron transport

Cheng Chu, Ming-Sheng Chu, Tihiro Ohkawa

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A zero-frequency magnetostatic mode is shown to exist in a magnetized plasma. This mode resembles the two-dimensional electrostatic convective-cell mode in many ways. Electron cross-field test-particle diffusion due to thermally excited magnetostatic modes exhibits the Bohm-like TB behavior. This mode would enhance the electron heat and momentum transport and could permit rapid spreading of plasma current.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-656
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1978 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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