Mirror mode junctions as sources of radiation


Mirror modes in collisionless high-temperature plasmas represent macroscopic hightemperature quasi-superconductors with bouncing electrons in discrete-particle resonance with thermal ion-sound noise contributing to the ion-mode growth beyond quasilinear stability. In the semi-classical Ginzburg-Landau approximation the conditions for phase transition are reviewed. The quasi-superconducting state is of second kind causing a magnetically perforated plasma texture. Focussing on the interaction of mirror bubbles we apply semi-classical Josephson conditions and show that a mirror perforated plasma emits weak electromagnetic radiation which in the magnetosheath should be in the sub-millimeter, respectively, infrared range. This effect might be of astrophysical importance.

Further Information
https://doi.org/10.3389/fspas.2021.648744 https://arxiv.org/abs/2101.00637
  author = {Treumann, R. A. and Baumjohann, Wolfgang},
  doi = {10.3389/fspas.2021.648744},
  journal = {Frontiers Astronomy and Space Sciences},
  language = {en},
  pages = {648744},
  title = {Mirror mode junctions as sources of radiation},
  url = {https://doi.org/10.3389/fspas.2021.648744
  volume = {8},
  year = {2021},
%O Journal Article
%A Treumann, R. A.
%A Baumjohann, Wolfgang
%R 10.3389/fspas.2021.648744
%J Frontiers Astronomy and Space Sciences
%G en
%P 648744
%T Mirror mode junctions as sources of radiation
%U https://doi.org/10.3389/fspas.2021.648744
%V 8
%D 2021