Particle simulation models for low frequency microinstabilities in a magnetic field.
Abstract
Several numerical plasma simulation models using particles are described which are appropriate for low frequency electrostatic and electromagnetic microinstabilities in a strong magnetic field. The model makes use of the guiding center drift approximations for the electrons while the ions are represented either as particles obeying the equation of motion with the full Lorentz force or a fluid which includes finiteLarmorradius effects. These models are particularly useful for studying low frequency microinstabilities (ω ≲ ω_{pi}, Ω_{i}) propagating nearly perpendicular to an external magnetic field (k_{⊥} ≫ k_{∥}).
 Publication:

Space Science Reviews
 Pub Date:
 October 1985
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF00218222
 Bibcode:
 1985SSRv...42...41O
 Keywords:

 Computerized Simulation;
 Magnetic Field Configurations;
 Magnetohydrodynamic Stability;
 Particle Motion;
 Plasma Physics;
 Electromagnetic Radiation;
 Electrostatic Waves;
 Equations Of Motion;
 Larmor Radius;
 Lorentz Force;
 Low Frequencies;
 Plasma Drift;
 Plasma Physics;
 Plasma:Instabilities;
 Plasma:Models