05.11. 2015

Turbulence vs kinetic instabilities

Turbulence vs kinetic instabilities
Two dimensional expanding box hybrid simulations clearly demonstrate
that kinetic instabilities may coexist with strong plasma turbulence and bound the plasma parameter space.
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19.04. 2012

Solar Wind – Time Development of Waves

The solar wind is a high flow of plasma from the Sun which fills the solar system. As the solar wind flows away from the Sun it expands, and this expansion changes the particle distribution function within the plasma. This can only happen because the plasma is very low density and very high temperature so that it is collisionless, which means that the particle distribution functions are not forced to be stable Maxwellian distributions as in a normal gas.
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