Stability of the strahl electron distribution function and its dynamics
- University of California, San Diego, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, La Jolla, CA, USA
Abstract. It is shown that core-strahl electron system in the solar wind plasma is unstable with respect to excitation of the lower hybrid waves at anomalous Doppler resonance due to anisotropy of the strahl electron velocity distribution. Dynamics of the strahl electron distribution due to interaction with excited waves is studied.