Beam diven instabilities in magnetized plasmas

  • Cairns, R Alan (PI)

Project: Standard

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Key findings

The project has looked at plasma instabilities driven by electron beams, providing theoretical support to experimental work carried out at the University of Strathclyde. The experimental observations have confirmed theoretical predictions on the nature of an instability suggested to be the source of auroral kilometric radiation with the work at St Andrews providing input to guide the interpretation of these observations. Studies of cyclotron radiation from inhomogeneous systems have suggested how waves generated in a localised region might propagate out into its surroundings.
AcronymBeam Driven Instabilities in Magnetized
Effective start/end date1/01/0631/12/08


  • EPSRC: £202,599.00


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