Journal of Plasma Physics

Research Article

Longitudinal waves in a perpendicular collisionless plasma shock: Part 3. Te ˜ Ti

S. Peter Garya1

a1 Department of Physics, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia


This paper considers electrostatic waves in a Vlasov plasma of unmagnetized ions and magnetized electrons undergoing an E x B drift. The linear dispersion relation is solved numerically for Te ΰTi. For a fixed ratio of drift velocity to electron thermal velocity, the growth rates of the E x B electron drift instability are smaller, and the waves are stabilized at much smaller values of k. B than in the Te xs226B Ti case.

(Received August 16 1971)