Excitation of electrostatic ion-cyclotron-like modes by the electron density ripple in dusty magnetoplasmas

Shukla, P.K. (2009) Excitation of electrostatic ion-cyclotron-like modes by the electron density ripple in dusty magnetoplasmas. Journal of Plasma Physics, 75 (4). pp. 433-436. ISSN 0022-3778

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    Abstract

    It is shown that electrostatic ion-eyelotron (EIC)-like modes can be excited by the pre-existing electron density ripple across the external magnetic field in a dusty magnetoplasma. For this purpose, we use the ion continuity and momentum equations, together with the Boltzmann-distributed electrons, and derive the standard Mathieu equation. The latter admits unstable solutions, demonstrating that the EIC-like modes in dusty magnetoplasms can be driven due to the free energy in the electron density ripple. the electron density ripple.