Electromagnetic instability and stopping power of plasma for relativistic electron beams
Abstract
The stopping power of a plasma for a relativistic electron beam (REB) is derived by taking a Weibeltype electromagnetic instability into account in a collisionless plasma. A quasilinear theory is developed to derive the stopping power of the plasma due to the electromagnetic instability. The waveparticle interaction by use of the renormalization theory leads to a saturation level of instability. Thus the purely growing electromagnetic instability including the effect of the beam temperature decides an effective stopping length of the REB in the plasma.
 Publication:

Unknown
 Pub Date:
 May 1979
 Bibcode:
 1979eisp.book.....O
 Keywords:

 PlasmaElectromagnetic Interaction;
 Relativistic Electron Beams;
 Stability;
 Stopping Power;
 Collisionless Plasmas;
 Electrostatics;
 Green'S Functions;
 Maxwell Equation;
 Vlasov Equations;
 Plasma Physics