International School on Physics and Allied Disciplines - 2021

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Experiment and simulation of kinetic instabilities in electron cyclotron resonance mirror plasma

We report observations of electromagnetic emissions at electron cyclotron harmonics in a mirror-confined electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) plasma [1]. The present research has achieved a new understanding of electron cyclotron instabilities by comparing measurements of emissions from a well-diagnosed laboratory plasma, with the predictions of analytical theory supported by Vlasov simulations. A notable success of this work is the revelation of the subtle effects that the presence of multi-component electron distribution functions involving a warm and ring-distributed [2] 200-400 eV mirror-confined population of electrons and a much colder 1 eV component have on the excitation of electron cyclotron instabilities, where the instability takes place at frequencies near the upper hybrid frequency of the cold component.
Period9 Mar 202111 Mar 2021
Event titleInternational School on Physics and Allied Disciplines - 2021: Plasma Physics-Theory and Applications (PP)
Event typeConference
LocationIslamabad, Pakistan
Degree of RecognitionInternational