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:

Journal of Plasma Physics
 Pub Date:
 June 1980
 DOI:
 10.1017/S0022377800022431
 Bibcode:
 1980JPlPh..23..423O
 Keywords:

 Collisionless Plasmas;
 Electron Plasma;
 PlasmaElectromagnetic Interaction;
 PlasmaParticle Interactions;
 Relativistic Electron Beams;
 Linear Equations;
 Nonlinear Equations;
 Plasma Dynamics;
 Vlasov Equations;
 Plasma Physics