KINEMATIC MECHANISM OF ELECTRON HEATING IN SHOCKS - THEORY VS OBSERVATIONS Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Abstract Shock electron heating due to breakdown of adiabaticity in a small-scale quasistationary electrostatic field in the shock ramp is analyzed analytically and numerically and compared with experimental data. We derive statistical dependencies of the heating on the shock parameters. Relations obtained numerically are in good agreement with experiment.

publication date

  • January 1, 1994