The Direct Production of Ion Conics by Plasma Double Layers

  1. Tom Chang,
  2. M. K. Hudson,
  3. J. R. Jasperse,
  4. R. G. Johnson,
  5. P. M. Kintner and
  6. M. Schulz
  1. Joseph E. Borovsky1 and
  2. Glenn Joyce2

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM038p0317

Ion Acceleration in the Magnetosphere and Ionosphere

Ion Acceleration in the Magnetosphere and Ionosphere

How to Cite

Borovsky, J. E. and Joyce, G. (1986) The Direct Production of Ion Conics by Plasma Double Layers, in Ion Acceleration in the Magnetosphere and Ionosphere (eds T. Chang, M. K. Hudson, J. R. Jasperse, R. G. Johnson, P. M. Kintner and M. Schulz), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM038p0317

Author Information

  1. 1

    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico

  2. 2

    Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1986

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900636

Online ISBN: 9781118664216

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Keywords:

  • Magnetosphere—Congresses;
  • Ionosphere—Congresses;
  • Ion flow dynamics—Congresses;
  • Space plasmas—Congresses

Summary

In this report, the electrostatic potential structures associated with multiple auroral arcs are briefly considered. The structure of these magnetized double layers are examined and the production of high-altitude, high-energy, gyro-phase-bunched ion conics by ion acceleration upward through such magnetized double layers is discussed, as is the driving of electrostatic ion-cyclotron waves by these conics. The production of low energy heavy-ion conics at low altitudes by moving arc structures is also briefly examined, as is the upward acceleration of ionospheric ions by very narrow ionospheric sheaths is discussed. Finally, the implications for future spacecraft measurements are discussed.