Butsuri
Online ISSN : 2423-8872
Print ISSN : 0029-0181
ISSN-L : 0029-0181
Phase-Space Analysis of Two-Dimensional Turbulence in Magnetized Plasmas(Current Topics)
Tomo Tatsuno
Author information
JOURNALS OPEN ACCESS

2012 Volume 67 Issue 9 Pages 640-644

Details
Abstract

Fully ionized plasmas seen in space and laboratory are rarefied, and local thermodynamical equilibrium cannot be assumed unlike conventional fluids, since particles' mean free path is longer than the typical spatial scale length. Therefore they require a theoretical framework such as Boltzmann equation for solving velocity distribution function at each position. In such systems turbulence proceeds in phase space, and it is important to understand the creation mechanism of velocity space structures. This manuscript summarizes recent developments of phase-space turbulence of electrostatic, two-dimensional fluctuations in magnetized plasmas.

Information related to the author
© 2012 The Physical Society of Japan
Previous article Next article
feedback
Top