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Interaction of the Earth's Magnetotail with Dusty Plasma near the Lunar Surface: Wave Processes and Turbulent Magnetic Reconnection

IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 2018. Vol. 46. No. 4. P. 731-736.
Izvekova Y. N., Morozova T. I., Popel S.I.

Wave processes occurring under the interaction of the Earth's magnetosphere with dusty plasma near the lunar surface are studied. Ion-acoustic waves are shown to be excited in some regions of the magnetosphere due to the development of a linear hydrodynamic instability. This results in the excitation of ion-acoustic turbulence in these regions. Dust-acoustic waves are demonstrated to be generated due to the development of linear kinetic instability in the entire region of magnetotail interaction with dusty plasma near the Moon. Correspondingly, dust-acoustic turbulence can be excited in the entire region of the interaction of the Earth's magnetosphere with dusty plasma near the lunar surface. We discuss magnetic reconnection processes, which are related to the development of plasma turbulence at the Moon.