Advertisement

Motion of a Charged Particle in Given Fields

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 341)

Abstract

Astrophysical plasma is often an extremely tenuous gas of charged particles, without net charge on average. If there are very few encounters between particles, we need only to consider the responses of a particle to the force fields in which it moves. The simplest situation, a single particle in given fields, allows us to understand the drift motions of different origin and electric currents in such collisionless plasma.

Keywords

Neutron Star Drift Velocity Collisionless Plasma Larmor Radius Magnetic Mirror 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006

Personalised recommendations