Motion of a Charged Particle in Given Fields

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 341)


Astrophysical plasma is often an extremely tenuous gas of charged particles, without net charge on average. If there are very few encounters between particles, we need only to consider the responses of a particle to the force fields in which it moves. The simplest situation, a single particle in given fields, allows us to understand the drift motions of different origin and electric currents in such collisionless plasma.


Neutron Star Drift Velocity Collisionless Plasma Larmor Radius Magnetic Mirror 
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