Statistical description and transport in stochastic magnetic fields

E. Vanden Eijnden, R. Balescu

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The statistical description of particle motion in a stochastic magnetic field is presented. Starting form the stochastic Liouville equation (or, hybrid kinetic equation) associated with the equations of motion of a test particle, the probability distribution function of the system is obtained for various magnetic fields and collisional processes. The influence of these two ingredients on the statistics of the particle dynamics is stressed. In all cases, transport properties of the system are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)874-888
Number of pages15
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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