, Volume 25, Issue 5, pp 575–585 | Cite as

Ion-sound turbulence due to shock gradients in collisionless plasmas

  • N Gopalswamy
  • G Thejappa
Plasma Physics


The dispersion relation for ion sound waves generated in a perpendicular shock is derived and the energy density of ion-sound turbulence is obtained using quasilinear theory. The result is compared with the lower hybrid turbulence generated under similar conditions. It is shown that ion-sound turbulence is a better candidate for the generation of type-I radio bursts in the solar corona.


Ion-sound turbulence quasilinear effects lower hybrid turbulence type-I radio bursts 


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • N Gopalswamy
    • 1
  • G Thejappa
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Indian Institute of AstrophysicsKodaikanalIndia
  2. 2.Indian Institute of AstrophysicsBangaloreIndia

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