Alpha particle induced magnetoacoustic instability in a thermonuclear plasma

C M Bishop, R Fitzpatrick, R J Hastie, J C Jackson

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Abstract

The authors show that in a thermonuclear plasma the magnetosonic wave propagating normal to the magnetic field can be unstable. The growth rate is small, however, and the wave is easily stabilized by perpendicular thermal conduction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-434
Number of pages4
JournalPlasma physics and controlled fusion
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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