Chaotic precipitation of relativistic electrons driven by large amplitude whistler waves

James Faith, Joe Huang, Spencer Kuo

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Abstract

This work investigates the interaction on a single test electron with a large amplitude nonresonant wave. It is shown that the interaction of a whistler wave with a trapped bouncing electron can lead to chaos in the electron trajectory. The end result of the chaotic behavior is to enhance the electron's axial kinetic energy, which decreases the particles pitch angle allowing it to be scattered into the mirror field loss cone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
PublisherIEEE
Pages92-93
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Jun 3 1996Jun 5 1996

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
CityBoston, MA, USA
Period6/3/966/5/96

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electron trajectories
electrons
pitch (inclination)
chaos
cones
kinetic energy
interactions
mirrors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Faith, J., Huang, J., & Kuo, S. (1996). Chaotic precipitation of relativistic electrons driven by large amplitude whistler waves. In IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (pp. 92-93). IEEE.

Chaotic precipitation of relativistic electrons driven by large amplitude whistler waves. / Faith, James; Huang, Joe; Kuo, Spencer.

IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science. IEEE, 1996. p. 92-93.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Faith, J, Huang, J & Kuo, S 1996, Chaotic precipitation of relativistic electrons driven by large amplitude whistler waves. in IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science. IEEE, pp. 92-93, Proceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, Boston, MA, USA, 6/3/96.
Faith J, Huang J, Kuo S. Chaotic precipitation of relativistic electrons driven by large amplitude whistler waves. In IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science. IEEE. 1996. p. 92-93
Faith, James ; Huang, Joe ; Kuo, Spencer. / Chaotic precipitation of relativistic electrons driven by large amplitude whistler waves. IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science. IEEE, 1996. pp. 92-93
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