Drift mirror instability

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The drift mirror instability (Hasegava, 1969) of a high beta plasma is driven by anisotropic plasma pressure. Its frequency is given by the diamagnetic drift frequency. For the magnetospheric phenomena, like compressional Pc 5 pulsations, one has to consider also:

See Chen and Hasegava (1991) for more information.


See also: