Dynamics of electron beams in the solar corona plasma with density fluctuations
Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, PB 1029 Blindern, 0315 Oslo, Norway
Accepted: 5 June 2001
The problem of beam propagation in a plasma with small scale and low intensity inhomogeneities is investigated. It is shown that the electron beam propagates in a plasma as a beam-plasma structure and is a source of Langmuir waves. The plasma inhomogeneity changes the spatial distribution of the waves. The spatial distribution of the waves is fully determined by the distribution of plasma inhomogeneities. The possible applications to the theory of radio emission associated with electron beams are discussed.
Key words: Sun: general / Sun: corona / waves
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