Three-dimensional structure of the streamer in linear plasmas

Takuma Yamada, Inagaki Shigeru, Makoto Sasaki, Yoshihiko Nagashima, Fumiyoshi Kin, Hiroyuki Arakawa, Tatsuya Kobayashi, Kotaro Yamasaki, Naohiro Kasuya, Yusuke Kosuga, Akihide Fujisawa, Kimitaka Itoh, Sanae Itoh

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The three-dimensional structures of the streamer and its carrier waves and mediator were observed in a linear plasma device for the first time. Not only the cross-sectional structure but also the axial structure was observed. While carrier drift waves, which form the streamer structure by nonlinear interaction, had an axial mode number of 1, the streamer and mediator had an axial mode number of 0. The relationship of these axial mode numbers is well explained by the matching condition of the nonlinear interaction between the carrier waves and the mediator.

Original languageEnglish
Article number034501
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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