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Geophysical Research Letters
American Geophysical Union
Interactions between ionospheric ions and a monochromatic electrostatic hydrogen cyclotron wave were studied numerically for conditions corresponding to the auroral plasma. Strong heating of the minority ions He+, He++, and O+ were observed. The fraction of the initial ion population which underwent heating was found to strongly depend on the mass, charge, and initial temperature of the ion species.
Singh, N., R. W. Schunk, and J. J. Sojka (1981), Energization of ionospheric ions by electrostatic hydrogen cyclotron waves, Geophys. Res. Lett., 8(12), 1249–1252, doi:10.1029/GL008i012p01249.
Originally published by the American Geophysical Union. Note: This article appears in Geophysical Research Letters.