New wave effects in nonstationary plasma

P. F. Schmit, N. J. Fisch

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Through particle-in-cell simulations and analytics, a host of interesting and novel wave effects in nonstationary plasma are examined. In particular, Langmuir waves serve as a model system to explore wave dynamics in plasmas undergoing compression, expansion, and charge recombination. The entire wave life-cycle is explored, including wave excitation, adiabatic evolution and action conservation, nonadiabatic evolution and resonant wave-particle effects, collisional dissipation, and potential laboratory applications of the aforementioned phenomenology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number056302
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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