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Brigham Young University

Oscillating electric fields

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The Effect Of Externally Applied Oscillating Electric Fields On The L=1 And L=2 Diocotron Modes In Non-Neutral Plasmas, Ross L. Spencer Oct 1990

The Effect Of Externally Applied Oscillating Electric Fields On The L=1 And L=2 Diocotron Modes In Non-Neutral Plasmas, Ross L. Spencer

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A high-frequency oscillating electric field can change the properties of diocotron modes in non-neutral plasmas. The effect depends crucially on the azimuthal mode number, m, of the applied field. For m=0, plus or minus 1 there is no effect, and for applied standing waves there is also no effect. But if the applied field has the form of a traveling wave with the norm of m greater than or equal to 2, the frequency of stable diocotron modes can be modified and for the norm of m greater than or equal to 3, the l=2 instability of hollow ...