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Two-stream instability in finite beams

Frieman, E. A. and Goldberger, M. L. and Watson, K. M. and Weinberg, S. and Rosenbluth, M. N. (1962) Two-stream instability in finite beams. Physics of Fluids, 5 (2). pp. 196-209. ISSN 0031-9171.

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The streaming instabilities of a finite beam of charged particles passing through a zero-temperature plasma are studied. It is shown that there are no eigenmodes associated with the instabilities. Nevertheless, by constructing wave-packet disturbances one is led to instabilities similar to those for a beam of infinite extent.

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Additional Information:©1962 The American Institute of Physics. Received September 5, 1961.
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