Complete Spectrum of Kinetic Eigenmodes for Plasma Oscillations in a Weakly Collisional Plasma

C. S. Ng, A. Bhattacharjee, F. Skiff

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Abstract

Kinetic eigenmodes of plasma oscillations in a weakly collisional plasma, described by a collision operator of the Fokker-Planck type, are obtained in closed form for initial-value as well as for boundary-value problems. These eigenmodes, which are smooth and compose a complete discrete spectrum, play the same role for weakly collisional plasmas as the Case–Van Kampen modes do for collisionless plasmas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume92
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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