Simulations and theories of relativistic ion cyclotron instabilities driven by MeV alpha particles in thermal deuterium plasmas

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Abstract

A study on the relativistic ion cyclotron instability at high harmonics driven by MeV alpha particles and the resultant alpha dynamics using particle-in-cell simulations, the kinetic theory and perturbation theory was presented. It was found that only alphas with perpendicular momentum above a threshold are involved in the wave-particle interaction. An explanation for the selective gyro-broadening based on the wave-alpha interaction calculated from the perturbation theory was presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1315-1324
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume10
Issue number5 I
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 May 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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