|Kinetic, Alfven wave driven by the density inhomogeneity in the presence of loss-cone distribution function-particle aspect analysis|
|Duan SP(段素平); Li, Z. Y.; Liu ZX(刘振兴); 北京8701信箱
|Source Publication||Planetary and Space Science
|Keyword||Kinetic Alfven Wave
Loss-cone Distribution Function
Growth Rate Of Instabilities
|Abstract||Kinetic Alfven waves (KAWs) driven by the diamagnetic drift instability that is excited by the density inhomogeneity in low-beta plasmas, such as plasmas in the auroral region, are investigated by adopting the particle aspect analysis and loss-cone distribution function. The results obtained in this paper indicate that the propagation and evolution of kinetic Alfven waves decrease and the kinetic Alfven wave excitation becomes not easier with increasing loss-cone index J. But the spatial scales of the perpendicular perturbation driving kinetic Alfven waves have a decreasing tendency with the larger values of J, which perhaps is in relation with the decreasing width of loss-cone. A single hump appears in the plots of the growth rate of the instability when J = 2. But the hump cannot emerge when J = 0 or J = 1. The density inhomogeneity of ions plays an important role in driving KAWs and it cannot be ignored. KAWs can be easier driven and KAWs can propagate and evolve faster with the increasing level of density inhomogeneity. However, the range of the perpendicular wave number of the wave instability decreases, namely, the longer the scale of perpendicular disturbance the easier the excitation of KAW. As the density inhomogeneity increases, the tendency of numerical solutions of the dispersion relation is similar to that obtained by the kinetic theory and Maxwellian distribution function (Duan and Li, 2004). But the profiles of the plots of numerical solutions are different. This means that the velocity distribution function of particles is important for KAW driven in magnetoplasmas, especially in the active regions of the magnetosphere, such as auroral region, and plasma sheet boundary.|
Duan SP,Li, Z. Y.,Liu ZX,et al. Kinetic, Alfven wave driven by the density inhomogeneity in the presence of loss-cone distribution function-particle aspect analysis[J]. Planetary and Space Science,2005,53(11):1167-1173.
段素平,Li, Z. Y.,刘振兴,&北京8701信箱.(2005).Kinetic, Alfven wave driven by the density inhomogeneity in the presence of loss-cone distribution function-particle aspect analysis.Planetary and Space Science,53(11),1167-1173.
段素平,et al."Kinetic, Alfven wave driven by the density inhomogeneity in the presence of loss-cone distribution function-particle aspect analysis".Planetary and Space Science 53.11(2005):1167-1173.
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