electrostatic ion-cyclotron wave

electrostatic ion-cyclotron wave

[i¦lek·trə‚stad·ik ¦ī·ən ′sī·klə‚trän ‚wāv]
(plasma physics)
A longitudinal wave that propagates in a magnetically confined plasma at a very large angle to the magnetic field, with a frequency somewhat in excess of the ion-cyclotron frequency.
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