Electron Heating by Ion Acoustic Turbulence in Plasmas

Masayoshi Tanaka, Yoshinobu Kawai

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    Anomalous resistivity caused by ion acoustic turbulence is observed in a current-carrying discharge-tube plasma. Above 0.05 V/cm, which is nearly equal to a critical field predicted from an electron collision frequency, the resistivity increases in proportion to the electric field. When a magnetic field is applied to the plasma in the presence of the ion acoustic turbulence, the electron temperature rises. It is found that the electron heating is brought about by the turbulent heating.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)294-298
    Number of pages5
    Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1979

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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