Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 203, Issue 1, pp 109–120 | Cite as

The conditions for the existence of the electric field opposite to the current along the magnetic field lines in the thin plasma

  • M. V. Samokhin


The flow of the current along the magnetic field lines in the thin plasma directed opposite to the electric field is considered. The particles moving to the equatorial plane are supposed to have mirror points above the region of absorption (the ionosphere) and the particles moving to the ionosphere are supposed to have mirror points below the region of absorption. The current, therefore, flows. The functions of the distribution of the electrons and ions are considered to be mono-energetic. The energies of the electrons and the ions and their densities on the boundary of absorption are estimated for the potential difference and for the current density which are typical for the auroral field lines.


Magnetic Field Field Line Equatorial Plane Magnetic Field Line Thin Plasma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. V. Samokhin
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  1. 1.Moscow Radiotechnical InstituteAcademy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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