Plasma maser interaction with magnetohydrodynamic wave turbulence

M. Nambu, T. Hada, T. Terasawa, K. S. Goswami, S. Bujarbarua

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    The energy up-conversion from the kinetic Alfven wave turbulence to the ordinary mode radiation through the plasma-maser process is studied. Thegrowth rate of the ordinary mode originates from two mode-mode coupling terms, viz: The direct and polarization terms. In contrast to the previous electrostatic wave case, both contributions give large growth rate forthe ordinary mode radiation. The results have potential importance tointerpret numerous astrophysical radio phenomena, because the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) waves contain the dominant turbulent fluctuationsin astrophysical plasmas.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)419-427
    Number of pages9
    JournalPhysica Scripta
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1993

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Mathematical Physics
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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