Parallel electric field generation by Alfvén wave turbulence

  title={Parallel electric field generation by Alfv{\'e}n wave turbulence},
  author={Nicolas H. Bian and Eduard P. Kontar and J. C. Brown},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Aims. This work aims to investigate the spectral structure of the parallel electric field generated by strong anisotropic and balanced Alfvenic turbulence in relation with the problem of electron acceleration from the thermal population in solar flare plasma conditions. Methods. We consider anisotropic Alfvenic fluctuations in the presence of a strong background magnetic field. Exploiting this anisotropy, a set of reduced equations governing non-linear, two-fluid plasma dynamics is derived. The… Expand

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