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Identity of the mechanisms of Weibel and Alfvén-cyclotron plasma instabilities

 a,  b,  a,  a, b, c,  b
a Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University), Institutskii per. 9, Dolgoprudnyi, Moscow Region, 141700, Russian Federation
b National Research Centre ‘Kurchatov Institute’, pl. akad. Kurchatova 1, Moscow, 123182, Russian Federation
c Gero, 60 Paya Lebar Road # 05-40B Paya Lebar Square, Singapore, 409051, Republic of Singapore

A plasma with an anisotropic velocity distribution of particles in a magnetic field is considered. It is shown that the Weibel instability arises in the reference frame rotating together with the particles, for example, ions. When considered in the immobile reference frame, this instability is known as the Alfvén cyclotron instability.

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Keywords: Weibel instability, Alfvén cyclotron instability, filamentation
PACS: 52.35.−g
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.2020.02.038727
Citation: Dzarakhokhova A S, Zaretskii N P, Maksimychev A V, Men’shikov L I, Menshikov P L "Identity of the mechanisms of Weibel and Alfvén-cyclotron plasma instabilities" Phys. Usp. 63 (6) (2020)

Received: 5th, September 2019, revised: 29th, January 2020, 4th, February 2020

Оригинал: Дзарахохова А С, Зарецкий Н П, Максимычев А В, Меньшиков Л И, Меньшиков П Л «Тождественность механизмов плазменных неустойчивостей Вайбеля и альвеновской циклотронной» УФН 190 658–663 (2020); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.2020.02.038727

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