Effect of the Relativistic Electron Beam on Propagating Whistler-Mode Wave for Ring Distribution in the Saturn Magnetosphere

Keywords: Magnetospheric environment of Saturn, rate of growth, wave-particle interactions, Whistler Mode Waves


Cassini and many investigators reported whistler chorus near Saturn equatorial plane moving outwards. Whistler can propagate when going to high latitude and can alter its characteristics while interacting resonantly with available energetic electrons. Here investigating wave for a relativistic beam of the electron. It is observed and reported by Cassini Magnetospheric Imaging Instrument (MIMI) that inward radial injection of highly energetic particles is most dominant in Saturn intrinsic magnetosphere. Within this paradigm, an empirical energy dispersion relation for propagated whistler-mode oscillations in quasi Saturn magnetospheric plasma from such a non-monotonous ringed distribution function has been established. The kinetic approach and method of characteristics methodologies were used in the computations, which have been shown to be the best for building perturbed plasma states. The perturbed distribution function was estimated using the unperturbed particle routes. The ring distribution function was used to construct an unexpected growth rate expression for relativistic plasma in the inner magnetosphere. The results from the Saturn magnetosphere have been calculated and interpreted using a range of parameters. Temperature heterogeneity was shown to be a significant source of free energy that aided the propagation of a whistler-mode wave. By raising the peak value, the bulk injection of energetic hot electron injection impacts the growth rate. Growth was also demonstrated to be accelerated when the propagation angle increased. The research contributes to a better understanding of the relationship between wave and particle emissions and VLF emissions on a large scale.


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Annex, E., Pandey, R. S., & Kumar, M. (2022). Effect of the Relativistic Electron Beam on Propagating Whistler-Mode Wave for Ring Distribution in the Saturn Magnetosphere. East European Journal of Physics, (1), 40-46. https://doi.org/10.26565/2312-4334-2022-1-06