Collisionless relaxation of downstream ion distributions in low-Mach number shocks

M. Gedalin, Y. Friedman, M. Balikhin

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Abstract

Collisionlessly formed downstream distributions of ions in low-Mach number shocks are studied. General expressions for the asymptotic value of the ion density and pressure are derived for the directly transmitted ions. An analytical approximation for the overshoot strength is suggested for the low-β case. Spatial damping scale of the downstream magnetic oscillations is estimated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number072301
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume22
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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