Zeitschrift für Physik

, Volume 263, Issue 1, pp 15–24 | Cite as

Directional transport equations for plasmas

  • P. K. C. Wang


The equations governing the directional transport of plasmas are derived from the Boltzmann's equation by averaging over a given subset of the velocity space. Their application to plasma confinement by means of external time-dependent electromagnetic fields is discussed.


Elementary Particle Electromagnetic Field Transport Equation Velocity Space Directional Transport 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. K. C. Wang
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  1. 1.School of Engineering and Applied ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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