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Electron and ion kinetic effects in the saturation of a driven ion acoustic wave

Riconda, C.; Heron, A.; Pesme, D.; Huller, S.; Tikhonchuk, V. T.; Detering, F.


The role of ion and electron kinetic effects is investigated in the context of the nonlinear saturation of a driven ion acoustic wave(IAW) and its parametric decay into subharmonics. The simulations are carried out with a full–particle-in-cell (PIC) code, in which both ions and electrons are treated kinetically. The full-PIC results are compared with those obtained from a hybrid-PIC code (kinetic ions and Boltzmann electrons). It is found that the largest differences between the two kinds of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005-11-22
Type: Journal article
Source: Physics of Plasmas
DOI: 10.1063/1.2132272


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