Turbulence in unmagnetized Vlasov plasmas

S. P. Kuo

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The classical technique of transformation and characteristics is employed to analyze the problem of strong turbulence in unmagnetized plasmas. The effect of resonance broadening and perturbation expansion are treated simultaneously, without time secularities. The renormalization procedure of Dupree and Tetreault [1] is used in the transformed Vlasov equation to analyze the turbulence and to derive explicitly a diffusion equation. Analyses are extended to inhomogeneous plasmas and the relationship between the transformation and ponderomotive force is obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)511-517
Number of pages7
JournalEnergy Conversion and Management
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1985


  • Characteristics
  • Ponderomotive force
  • Renormalization
  • Resonance broadening
  • Turbulence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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