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Abstract

Dynamical chaos is produced by the interaction between plasma particles and two electrostatic waves. Experiments performed in a linear magnetised plasma and a 1D particle-in-cell simulation agree qualitatively; above a threshold wave amplitude, ion stochastic diffusion and heating occur on a fast time-scale. Self-consistency appears to limit the extent of the heating process.

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Authors: FIVAZ M ET AL., Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: LRP 481/93 EN (1993)
Availability: Available from Confédération Suisse, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 21 avenue des Bains, 1007 Lausanne (CH)
Record Number: 199311260 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en