Generation of magnetic fields by the non-stationary ponderomotive force of electromagnetic waves in plasmas with streaming electrons

P.K. Shukla

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Abstract

It is shown that the non-stationary ponderomotive force of large amplitude electromagnetic waves in plasmas with streaming electrons can spontaneously create magnetic fields. The present result may account for the magnetic fields in laser-produces plasmas, in cosmic plasmas, as well as in galactic and inter-galactic spaces.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1771-1772
Number of pages1
JournalPhysics Letters A
Volume373
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2009

Keywords

  • laser produced plasmas
  • instability
  • origin
  • beam

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