Cross-field ion transport and heating due to parametric decay of lower hybrid waves
- Author(s): McWilliams, R
- Hill, DN
- Wolf, NS
- Rynn, N
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.50.836
Parametric decay of lower hybrid pump waves into daughter lower hybrid waves and electrostatic ion-cyclotron waves was observed above instability threshold power levels in a fully ionized plasma. The ion velocity distribution function was measured in time and space by the nonperturbing techniques of laser-induced fluorescence and ion optical tagging. Significant ion heating, Ti up to 6Ti0, and cross-field transport were observed in the regime 012pi. © 1983 The American Physical Society.
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