Acta Physica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae

, Volume 41, Issue 4, pp 245–247 | Cite as

Plasma heating due to non-linear interaction in two special four-plasma-wave systems

  • Jürgen W. Weil


Two slightly different systems of differential equations for wave-packet-averaged electric-field amplitudes of four interacting waves in a plasma are solved, the solution of the “undamped” system being used as the initial trial function of the “damped” system. The rates of energy transfer from the waves to the plasma are calculated in either case.


Energy Transfer Transverse Wave Longitudinal Wave IAEA Coupling Coefficient 


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    V. N. Tsytovich, Nonlinear Effects in a Plasma, Plenum Press, New York-London, p. 46 ff. 1970.Google Scholar

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© with the authors 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürgen W. Weil
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  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

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