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The general expression of the second-order wave energy of a Maxwell-drift kinetic system derived by Pfirsch and Morrison is evaluated for the case of a magnetically confined plasma for which the equilibrium quantities depend on a Cartesian coordinate y. The conditions for the existence of negative-energy waves for electrostatic initial perturbations are also obtained.

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Authors: THROUMOULOPOULOS G N, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE);PFIRSCH D, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: IPP 6/311 EN (1993) 6 pp.
Availability: Available from Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, 8046 Garching bei München (DE)
Record Number: 199310478 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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