On the influence of a magnetic field on relativistic electron spectra in a plasma turbulent reactor.
Abstract
It is noted that an inversepowerlaw relativisticelectron spectrum may be produced in a plasma turbulence reactor and that the closeness of the spectral index to the mean value of 2.7 obtained from statistical analysis of radiosource spectra is of basic astrophysical interest. Plasma turbulence reactors in a weak magnetic field are analyzed for different types of anisotropic turbulence (Langmuir waves and whistlers). The electron spectrum is found to have a universal nature, regardless of the presence of a magnetic field, and a value of 3 is obtained for the spectral index. Some factors which might change the form of the electron spectrum are pointed out.
 Publication:

Astrofizika
 Pub Date:
 February 1976
 Bibcode:
 1976Afz....12..107N
 Keywords:

 Electron Distribution;
 Magnetic Effects;
 Plasma Turbulence;
 Radio Sources (Astronomy);
 Relativistic Particles;
 Whistlers;
 Astrophysics;
 Compton Effect;
 Correlation;
 Dielectric Permeability;
 Electrostatic Waves;
 Energy Spectra;
 High Energy Electrons;
 Radio Spectra;
 Statistical Analysis;
 Transport Theory;
 Astrophysics