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Volume 30,
Issue 11,
November 2023

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Physics of Plasmas, published by AIP Publishing in cooperation with the APS Division of Plasma Physics, is committed to the publication of original research in all areas of experimental, computational, and theoretical plasma physics. Physics of Plasmas publishes comprehensive and in-depth review manuscripts and forward-looking perspectives covering important areas of study and Special Topics highlighting new and cutting-edge developments in plasma physics. Every year a special issue publishes the invited and review papers from the most recent meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics.

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Alfred Mallet
We study large-amplitude, very oblique Alfvén waves at low β, with small gradient length scales, comparable to the ion inertial scale di. Such waves have large density fluctuations and slight ...
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K. Avinash
A Hamiltonian formalism for studying the dynamics of a dust particle with variable electric charge in dusty plasma is proposed. The Hamiltonian and the equations of motion are presented, and the ...
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L. Yin, K. L. Nguyen et al.
The influences of ion trapping and fluctuations of electron temperature and plasma flow on cross-beam energy transfer (CBET) are examined using two- and three-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations ...
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Zhiyuan Jiang, Jian Wu et al.
The radiation properties including size, intensity, and pulse width of the double-wire X-pinch were optimized using prepulse current. The optimization mechanism was investigated using optical ...
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L. C. Liu, J. C. Liang et al.
Microwave heating of water-rich solvents is a widely used processing technique in research and applications. High-quality outcome requires a uniform temperature environment; which, in turn, depends ...
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Osamu Ishihara
Plasma waves with helical wavefront are studied theoretically from the quantum mechanical viewpoint and are shown to produce a spinning motion of a charged macroparticle in a complex plasma. The ...
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