Parametric excitation of drift waves with the pump near the ion cyclotron frequency in a two-ion-species plasma

M. Ono, M. Porkolab, Robert P. H. Chang

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Parametric excitation of drift waves in a multi-ion-species plasma is observed in a range of pump frequencies, ωpii ≫ω0i ≈ 1.3-1.6 and the ion concentration ratio, N(He): N(Ne) = 8:2 to 3:7. The dispersion relation and the excitation mechanism are verified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-382
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - Sep 4 1978


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