8-12 July 2013
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Simulations of ion acoustic waves in Saturn’s magnetosphere

Presented by Mr. Etienne KOEN on 10 Jul 2013 from 16:20 to 16:40
Type: Oral Presentation
Session: Space Science
Track: Track D2 - Space Science

Abstract

Existence domains and characteristics of ion acoustic waves are studied in a two-temperature electron, adiabatic ions and low density ion plasma with the electron components being kappa-distributed. Such an environment has been found in Saturn’s magnetosphere. Using a Particle-in-Cell (PIC) simulation, the evolution of the spatial electric field is tracked during the entire simulation, after which a dispersion diagram is constructed to study the dispersion characteristics of the ion acoustic mode.

Award

Yes

Level

PhD

Supervisor

Andrew Collier, collierab@gmail.com, SANSA Space Science

Paper

Yes

Place

Location: A1-17


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