Vortex Structures and Electron Beam Dynamics in Magnetized Plasma


  • V.I. Maslov Space Research Institute, Nat. Acad. of Sci. of Ukraine and the State Space Agency of Ukraine, NSC Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology, Nat. Acad. of Sci. of Ukraine
  • O.K. Cheremnykh Space Research Institute, Nat. Acad. of Sci. of Ukraine and the State Space Agency of Ukraine
  • A.P. Fomina Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, Nat. Acad. of Sci. of Ukraine
  • R.I. Kholodov Institute of Applied Physics, Nat. Acad. of Sci. of Ukraine
  • O.P. Novak Institute of Applied Physics, Nat. Acad. of Sci. of Ukraine
  • R.T. Ovsiannikov Karazin Kharkiv National University




electron beam dynamics, double electric layer, mechanism of electron reflection, Jovian ionosphere, plasma, vortices


We investigate the formation of vortex structures at the refl ection of an electron beam from the double layer of the Jupiter ionosphere. The infl uence of these vortex structures on the formation of dense upward electron fl uxes accelerated by the double layer potential along the Io flux tube is studied. The phase transition to the cyclotron superradiance mode becomes possible for these electrons. The conditions of the formation of vortex perturbations are considered. The nonlinear equation that describes the vortex dynamics of electrons is constructed, and its consequences are studied.


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How to Cite

Maslov, V., Cheremnykh, O., Fomina, A., Kholodov, R., Novak, O., & Ovsiannikov, R. (2021). Vortex Structures and Electron Beam Dynamics in Magnetized Plasma. Ukrainian Journal of Physics, 66(4), 310. https://doi.org/10.15407/ujpe66.4.310



Plasma physics