The effect of a small amplitude, high frequency field on drift-cyclotron loss-cone instability is investigated. With B1/B0 = 5% and ωce/ω0 = 80, the critical characteristic length of plasma density gradient reduces dramatically and is comparable to the finite β stabilization effect.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computational Mechanics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes