Dynamics of Field–Aligned Currents in the Laboratory, Aurorae, and Galactic Space

  • Anthony L. Peratt


One of the outstanding properties of electron beam propagation along an axial magnetic field is the breakup of the beam into discrete vortex-like current bundles when a threshold determined by either the beam current or distance of propagation is exceeded (Buneman et al. 1992; Peratt and Snell 1985; Shishlov et al. 2002; Krejci et al. 1993; Dessler 1983; Peratt 1992).


Plasma Focus Current Filament Plasma Current Sheath Plasma Filament Hollow Beam 
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  • Anthony L. Peratt
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  1. 1.Los AlamosUSA

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