Dynamical chaos of plasma ions in electrostatic waves
Chaos generated by the interaction between charged particles and electrostatic plasma waves has been observed in a linear magnetised plasma. The macroscopic wave properties, the kinetic ion dielectric response and the microscopic heating mechanisms have been investigated via optical diagnostic techniques based on laser induced fluorescence. Observations of test-particle dynamical evolution indicate an exponential separation of initially close ion trajectories.
Bibliographic Reference: Report: LRP 463/92 EN (1992)
Availability: Available from CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Record Number: 199211536 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en