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Plasma waves

The movies illustrate different type of cold plasma waves. The movies are constructed using MATLAB routine irf_plasma_wave_visualization.m which is part of the irfu-matlab package. Red dots represent ions, blue dots electrons. 

Compressional Alfvén wave


Shear Alfvén wave 

 Oblique compressional 
Alfvén wave
http://space.irfu.se/~andris/plasma/waves/compressional_Alfven_wave_45.gif

Plasma oscillations 
(Langmuir waves)

 Lower hybrid wave Whistler wave
 
 



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