Experimental Investigations of Turbulence in Magnetized, Partially Ionized Plasmas

  1. S.-I. Akasofu and
  2. J.R. Kan
  1. T. Mikkelsen1,
  2. H. L. Pécseli2,
  3. M. Alport2 and
  4. N. D'Angelo2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM025p0393

Physics of Auroral Arc Formation

Physics of Auroral Arc Formation

How to Cite

Mikkelsen, T., Pécseli, H. L., Alport, M. and D'Angelo, N. (1981) Experimental Investigations of Turbulence in Magnetized, Partially Ionized Plasmas, in Physics of Auroral Arc Formation (eds S.-I. Akasofu and J.R. Kan), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM025p0393

Author Information

  1. 1

    Assoc. Euratom-Ris- National Laboratory, Dk-4000 Roskilde, Denmark

  2. 2

    Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, 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

Experimental investigations of turbulent fluctuations associated with gradient cross-field and Farley-Buneman instabilities are reported. The experiments were carried out in magnetised plasma-columns with an imposed radial electric field. Microwave scattering and probe measurements provided the plasma diagnostics. Particular attention was given to the varying characteristics of the turbulent spectra for both potential and density as a function of neutral gas pressure.