Kinetic Equation for Drifted Electron Plasma
Abstract
The kinetic equation for a plasma consisting of ions and drifted electrons under the influence of an electric field is derived, neglecting electronelectron correlations. The highfrequency resistivity is calculated and its dependence on the drift velocity v_{D} is obtained. Resistive instability was found to occur for v_{D}≅1.4v_{th}, where v_{th} is the steadystate electron thermal velocity.
 Publication:

Physical Review
 Pub Date:
 October 1967
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRev.162.123
 Bibcode:
 1967PhRv..162..123T