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 - 1979
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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