Electromagnetic Fluctuations In Plasma - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123955043, 9780323158381

Electromagnetic Fluctuations In Plasma

1st Edition

Authors: A Sitenko
eBook ISBN: 9780323158381
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1967
Page Count: 270
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Electromagnetic Fluctuations in Plasma focuses on the theoretical investigation of the electromagnetic properties of a plasma (an ionized gas).

The manuscript first takes a look at the general theory of fluctuations and electromagnetic fluctuations in media with space-time dispersion. Discussions focus on spectral distribution of the fluctuations and energy dissipation in the medium; dielectric and magnetic permittivities in a medium with spatial dispersion; current, charge, and field fluctuations in a medium; and inversion of the fluctuation-dissipation theorem. The text then examines the electrodynamic properties of an electron plasma and electromagnetic fluctuations in an electron plasma.

The publication ponders on fluctuations in an electron-ion plasma and electron plasma in a magnetic field. Topics include plasma dielectric permittivity tensor in a magnetic field; longitudinal plasma oscillations in a magnetic field; fluctuations in charge and current densities in an equilibrium electron-ion plasma; and electron and ion density fluctuations in an equilibrium plasma. The text also tackles the passage of charged particles through plasma and dynamic friction and diffusion coefficients in a plasma.

The book is a dependable reference for readers interested in the study of the electromagnetic properties of a plasma.

Table of Contents



List of Notations


Chapter 1 / General Theory of Fluctuations

1. Space-Time Correlation Functions

2. Spectral Distribution of the Fluctuations and Energy Dissipation in the Medium

3. Properties of the Tensor of the Linear Relating Coefficients xij

4. Two-Particle Green's Function


Chapter 2 / Electromagnetic Fluctuations in Media

with Space-Time Dispersion

1. Dielectric Permittivity Tensor

2. The Wave Equation

3. Dielectric and Magnetic Permittivities in a Medium with Spatial Dispersion

4. Current, Charge, and Field Fluctuations in a Medium

5. Fluctuations in an Isotropic Medium

6. Inversion of the Fluctuation-Dissipation Theorem


Chapter 3 / Electrodynamic Properties of an Electron Plasma

1. Space-Time Dispersion in Plasma

2. Space-Time Correlation Functions for a System of Noninteracting Particles

3. Determination of the Plasma Dielectric Permittivity Tensor

4. Electromagnetic Waves in Plasma

5. Relativistic Plasma

6. Nonequilibrium Plasma and Stability


Chapter 4 / Electromagnetic Fluctuations in an Electron Plasma

1. Fluctuations in an Electron Plasma

2. Charge Density Fluctuations

3. Current-Density Fluctuations

4. Electromagnetic Field Fluctuations


Chapter 5 / Taking Account of Ion Motion. Fluctuations in an Electron-Ion Plasma

1. Dielectric Permittivities of a Plasma Taking Account of Ion Motion

2. Longitudinal Waves in an Electron-Ion Plasma

3. Fluctuations in Charge and Current Densities in an Equilibrium Electron-Ion Plasma

4. Electron and Ion Density Fluctuations in an Equilibrium Plasma

5. Fluctuations in a Nonisothermal Electron-Ion Plasma (Isotropic Case)

6. Fluctuations in a Nonisothermal Electron-Ion Plasma (Anisotropic Case)

7. Fluctuations in a Nonequilibrium Plasma

8. Collective Fluctuations. Effective Temperature

9. Field Fluctuations in a Plasma-Beam System


Chapter 6 / Electron Plasma in a Magnetic Field

1. Plasma Dielectric Permittivity Tensor in a Magnetic Field

2. Electromagnetic Waves in a Plasma in a Magnetic Field (without taking Account of the Thermal Electron Motion)

3. Electromagnetic Waves in a Plasma in a Magnetic Field (Taking Account of Thermal Electron Motion)

4. Longitudinal Plasma Oscillations in a Magnetic Field

5. Electromagnetic Fluctuations in an Electron Plasma in the Presence of a Magnetic Field


Chapter 7 / Electron-Ion Plasma in a Magnetic Field

1. Taking Account of Ion Motion in a Magnetoactive Plasma

2. Ion Cyclotron Resonance

3. Magnetohydrodynamic Waves

4. Low-Frequency Fluctuations in a Magnetoactive Plasma

5. Fluctuations in a Nonequilibrium Magnetoactive Plasma


Chapter 8 / Passage of Charged Particles through Plasma

1. Field of Charge in a Plasma. Shielding

2. Energy Losses in Charged-Particle Motion in a Plasma

3. Polarization Energy Losses of a Fast Particle in a Plasma

4. Change in Energy of a Moving Charge due to Field Fluctuations in the Plasma

5. Influence of Ions on the Energy Change of a Particle Moving in a Plasma

6. Energy Losses of a Charged Particle in a Nonequilibrium Plasma


Chapter 9 / Dynamic Friction and Diffusion Coefficients in a Plasma

1. Fokker-Planck Equation

2. Dynamic Friction and Diffusion Coefficients in an Electron Plasma

3. Friction and Diffusion Coefficients in a Two-Temperature Plasma

4. Relaxation Time of a Nonisothermal Plasma


Chapter 10 / Electromagnetic Wave Scattering by Fluctuations in Plasma

1. Wave Scattering and Transformation

2. Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in a Plasma

3. Electromagnetic Wave Scattering Differential Scattering Coefficient

4. Total Scattering Coefficient for an Isothermal Plasma

5. Spectral Distribution of Scattering

6. Transformation of Transverse into Longitudinal Electromagnetic Waves

7. Longitudinal Wave Transformation and Scattering in a Plasma


Chapter 11 / Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves by Fluctuations in a Plasma in the Presence of a Magnetic Field

1. General Formula for the Scattering Cross Section in the Presence of a Magnetic Field

2. Electromagnetic Wave Scattering by Density Fluctuations

3. Electromagnetic Wave Scattering by Langmuir Fluctuations

4. Electromagnetic Wave Scattering by Alfven and Magnetosonic Fluctuations


Chapter 12 / Quantum Plasma. Fluctuations in a Degenerate Electron Gas

1. Space-Time Correlations of Fluctuations in an Ideal Fermi Gas

2. Longitudinal and Transverse Dielectric Permittivities of a Quantum Electron Gas

3. Dispersion of Plasma Oscillations

4. Fluctuations in a Degenerate Electron Gas


Chapter 13 / Fluctuations in a Superconducting Plasma

1. Superconducting State in a System of Electrons

2. Density Fluctuations in a Superconductor

3. Density Fluctuations Associated with Collective Excitations

4. Current Fluctuations in a Superconductor

5. Electromagnetic Properties of a Superconductor



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