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Space Research Institute
Neishtadt A. I., Artemyev A. V., Zelenyi L. M.
Regular and chaotic charged particle dynamics in low frequency waves and role of separatrix crossings
2010, vol. 15, no. 4-5, pp. 564-574
We consider interaction of charged particles with an electromagnetic (electrostatic) low frequency wave propagating perpendicular to a uniform background magnetic field. The effects of particle trapping by the wave and further acceleration of a surfatron type are discussed in details. Method for this analysis based on the adiabatic theory of separatrix crossing is used. It is shown that particle can unlimitedly accelerate in the trapping in electromagnetic waves and energy of particle does not increase for the system with electrostatic wave.