# Analytical treatment of particle motion in circularly polarized slab-mode wave fields

@article{Schreiner2017AnalyticalTO, title={Analytical treatment of particle motion in circularly polarized slab-mode wave fields}, author={Cedric Schreiner and Rami Vainio and Felix Spanier}, journal={arXiv: Plasma Physics}, year={2017} }

Wave-particle interaction is a key process in particle diffusion in collisionless plasmas. We look into the interaction of single plasma waves with individual particles and discuss under which circumstances this is a chaotic process, leading to diffusion. We derive the equations of motion for a particle in the fields of a magnetostatic, circularly polarized, monochromatic wave and show that no chaotic particle motion can arise under such circumstances. A novel and exact analytic solution for…

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