Articles | Volume 31, issue 7
ANGEO Communicates
03 Jul 2013
ANGEO Communicates |  | 03 Jul 2013

Magnetic susceptibility from electron holes

R. A. Treumann and W. Baumjohann

Abstract. A recent theory of magnetic field amplification in electron holes is extended to derive the magnetic susceptibility of an electron-hole gas propagating in a magnetic flux tube along the ambient magnetic field. It is shown that the hole gas behaves diamagnetic adding some small amount to the well-known Landau susceptibility in the hole-carrying volume.