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Scattering and Transformation of Waves on Heavy Particles in Magnetized Plasma

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The scattering and transformation of the waves propagating in magnetized plasma on a heavy stationary charged particle located at a plane plasma-vacuum boundary is considered. The scattering (transformation) occurs due to the nonlinear coupling of the incident wave with the polarization (shielding) cloud surrounding the particle. It is shown that the problem is reduced to the determination of the nonlinear (three index) dielectric tensor of magnetized plasma. The angular distribution and the cross section for scattering (transformation) of high-frequency ordinary and extraordinary waves and low-frequency upper-hybrid, low-hybrid, and magnetosonic waves are investigated within a cold plasma (hydrodynamic) model.

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H. Nersisyan and H. Matevosyan, "Scattering and Transformation of Waves on Heavy Particles in Magnetized Plasma," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2011, pp. 162-173. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2011.23025.

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