Adiabatic Description of Long Range Frequency Sweeping
Paper in proceedings, 2012

A theoretical framework is developed to describe long range frequency sweeping events in the 1D electrostatic bump-on-tail model with fast particle sources and collisions. The model includes three collision operators (Krook, drag (dynamical friction) and velocity space diffusion), and allows for a general shape of the fast particle distribution function. The behaviour of phase space holes and clumps is analysed in the absence of diffusion, and the effect of particle trapping due to separatrix expansion is discussed. With a fast particle distribution function whose slope decays above the resonant phase velocity, hooked frequency sweeping is found for holes in the presence of drag collisions alone.


Robert Nyqvist

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Nonlinear electrodynamics

Matthew Lilley

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Nonlinear electrodynamics

B.N. Breizman

The University of Texas at Austin

Nuclear Fusion

0029-5515 (ISSN)

Vol. 52 9 094020


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