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Charged Particle Transport in a Collisional Magnetized Plasma

  • Gary P. Zank
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 877)

Abstract

A plasma is an admixture of charged particles – electrons, and possibly many different populations of ions, including protons – each of which can be characterized by their position x and velocity v, and, as with a gas, can be represented by a point in the 6-dimensional phase space (x, v). The distribution function f a (x, v, t) for a particle species a is the number of particles of that species per unit volume in phase space near the point (x, v) at time t as before, i.e.,
$$\displaystyle{f_{a}(\mathbf{x},\mathbf{v},t){d}^{3}x{d}^{3}v}$$
is the number of particles in the volume element d 3 xd 3 v about the point (x, v).

Keywords

Flux Tube Collision Operator Magnetic Helicity Particle Species Viscosity Tensor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary P. Zank
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  1. 1.CSPARUniversity of Alabama in HuntsvilleHuntsvilleUSA

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