Ion Acoustic Double Layers

  1. S.-I. Akasofu and
  2. J.R. Kan
  1. Tetsuya Sato1 and
  2. H. Okuda2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM025p0333

Physics of Auroral Arc Formation

Physics of Auroral Arc Formation

How to Cite

Sato, T. and Okuda, H. (1981) Ion Acoustic Double Layers, in Physics of Auroral Arc Formation (eds S.-I. Akasofu and J.R. Kan), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM025p0333

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute for Fusion Theory, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima 730, Japan

  2. 2

    Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1981

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900506

Online ISBN: 9781118664360

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Keywords:

  • Auroras—Addresses, essays, lectures

Summary

Recent work on ion acoustic double-layers has been reviewed. It is emphasized that the spontaneous generation of negative potential spikes are responsible for ion acoustic double layers.