Kinetic effects on the parametric decays of Alfv én waves in relativistic pair plasmas

V. Muñoz, T. Hada, S. Matsukiyo

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    Abstract

    Parametric decays of a circularly polarized wave propagating along a constant magnetic field in an electron-positron plasma are studied. Fully relativistic effects on the particle velocity in the wave field are considered, as well as kinetic effects in the parallel direction, by means of a one-dimensional relativistic Vlasov equation. In this approximation, a dispersion relation is found for the parametric decays which describes the coupling between normal modes of the system, namely electromagnetic sideband modes and Langmuir waves.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1213-1217
    Number of pages5
    Journalearth, planets and space
    Volume58
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Geology
    • Space and Planetary Science

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