Periodic emission bursts accompanying the interaction of plasma flows propagating across a magnetic field

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It is found experimentally that the interaction of plasma flows propagating in opposite directions across a magnetic field is accompanied by periodic local bursts of intense optical and soft X-ray emission. It is shown that periodic variations in the emission intensity from the interaction region are related to the excitation of steady-state self-oscillations in the plasma. By varying the frequency and amplitude of these oscillations, it is possible to satisfy the resonance conditions at certain characteristic plasma frequencies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-569
Number of pages7
JournalPlasma Physics Reports
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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