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Nonlinear interactions of ion-sound waves and helicons in a plasma

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The methods of perturbation theory and statistical averaging over the phases of the oscillations were used to obtain the kinetic wave equations which describe three-plasmon processes involving the merging of two ion-sound waves into a helicon and the scattering of ion-sound by plasma particles with reradiation into a helicon. The rate of accumulation of whistles in a turbulent plasma due to such nonlinear processes is estimated.

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Translated from Zhurnal Prikladnoi Mekhaniki i Tekhnicheskoi Fiziki, No. 6, pp. 18–25, November–December, 1970.

The author thanks L. L Rudakov for supervising the work.

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Kingsep, A.S. Nonlinear interactions of ion-sound waves and helicons in a plasma. J Appl Mech Tech Phys 11, 901–907 (1970). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00851438

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  • Statistical Average
  • Perturbation Theory
  • Wave Equation