Ponderomotive lower hybrid wave growth in electric fields associated with electron beam injection and transverse ion acceleration

S. D. Bale, Paul J Kellogg, K. N. Erickson, S. J. Monson, R. L. Arnoldy

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Abstract

During electron beam injection, the Echo 7 rocket experiment observed large bursts of transversely accelerated ions. These ions seem to have been energized in the region of the beam or the payload return current. Electric field waveforms (≤ 30 kHz) during gun operation show both low frequency fluctuations and broad band power. An analysis of the waveforms shows nonlinear mode coupling between waves near the ion cyclotron frequency and waves above the lower hybrid frequency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)735-738
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

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