Saturation of plasma beat waves by collisional damping

R. Bingham, R. A. Cairns, A. E. Dangor, R. G. Evans, C. J. McKinstrie, W. B. Mori

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The authors analyse the saturation mechanism for the electrostatic plasma wave excited by two electromagnetic waves in a hydrogen plasma, and show that collisional damping can significantly change the saturation level determined by the relativistic frequency shift. The results will be compared with measurements obtained from recent laboratory experiments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-118
Number of pages4
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1987


  • electrostatic waves and oscillations
  • ion-acoustic waves
  • plasma simulation
  • electromagnetic waves

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