• Propagation of the electromagnetic ion-cyclotron wave in a fusion plasma

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      Dispersion relation; ion-cyclotron wave; fusion plasma; loss-cone structure

    • Abstract

       

      The propagation of the electromagnetic ion-cyclotron wave in a fusion plasma described by a loss-cone structure is discussed. The wavelength is assumed to be much larger than the ion Larmour radius and the ion plasma frequency ≫ the ion-cyclotron frequency. The two modes that propagate in the plasma interact strongly and fuse together under certain conditions making the plasma unstable. The coalescence of the modes is found to decrease with an increase in electron temperature.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Chandu Venugopal1

      1. Department of Physics, University of Kerala, Kariyavattom, Trivandrum - 695 581, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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