Kinetic Scale Density Fluctuations in the Solar Wind

  title={Kinetic Scale Density Fluctuations in the Solar Wind},
  author={C. H. K. Chen and Gregory Gershom Howes and John W. Bonnell and Forrest S. Mozer and Kristopher Gregory Klein and Stuart. D. Bale},
  journal={arXiv: Space Physics},
We motivate the importance of studying kinetic scale turbulence for understanding the macroscopic properties of the heliosphere, such as the heating of the solar wind. We then discuss the technique by which kinetic scale density fluctuations can be measured using the spacecraft potential, including a calculation of the timescale for the spacecraft potential to react to the density changes. Finally, we compare the shape of the density spectrum at ion scales to theoretical predictions based on a… 

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