Dispersion relations in the electrostatic approximation for waves in a magnetic neutral sheet

@inproceedings{Smith1984DispersionRI,
  title={Dispersion relations in the electrostatic approximation for waves in a magnetic neutral sheet},
  author={Paul Richard Smith and Stanley W. H. Cowley and J. W. Dungey},
  year={1984}
}
Abstract Dispersion equations in the electrostatic approximation are derived for waves propagating near the centre of a magnetic neutral sheet system. The unperturbed equilibrium is based on the Alfven-Cowley neutral sheet model, in which the sheet current is carried by accelerated non-adiabatic electrons oscillating about the field reversal, and moving through a cold neutralizing ion background. Detailed account is taken of the non-adiabatic nature of the electron motion. It is also recognized… CONTINUE READING

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