Plasma flows and fluctuations in intense ion-beam diodes

C. Litwin, Y. Maron, E. Sarid

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A possible source of electric field fluctuations in the anode plasma of a magnetically insulated ion diode which have been observed in recent experiments is discussed. It is suggested that these fluctuations are driven by the ion flow which destabilizes an electrostatic mode akin to two-stream instability. Evidence is presented for such a flow and its implications for the electric field polarization and magnitude are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)758-763
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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