publication . Preprint . Article . 2011

Rarefaction shock waves in collisionless plasma with an electron beam

Leonid G. Fel; Victor Ts. Gurovich;
Open Access English
  • Published: 29 Jun 2011
Abstract
We show that an electronic beam passing through the collisionless plasma of the "cold" ions and the "hot" Boltzmann electrons can give rise to the propagation of the supersonic ion-acoustic rarefaction shock waves. These waves are analogous to those predicted by Zeldovich [5] in gasodynamics and complementary to the ion-acoustic compression shock waves in collisionless plasma described by Sagdeev [3].
Subjects
arXiv: Physics::Plasma PhysicsPhysics::Space Physics
free text keywords: Physics - Plasma Physics, General Physics and Astronomy, Waves in plasmas, Supersonic speed, Shock waves in astrophysics, Shock wave, Plasma, Ion acoustic wave, Electron, Atomic physics, Rarefaction, Physics
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