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Landau damping and one-dimensional waves in plasmas

  • John Ockendon (University of Oxford, Oxford)
Felix-Klein-Hörsaal Universität Leipzig (Leipzig)

Abstract

This talk will begin with a brief review of Landau's theory for the linear stability of plasmas in which the electrons satisfy a Maxwellian distribution. The nonlinear expansion of such a plasma in a tube will then be considered analytically and numerically, with emphasis on the effect of Landau damping on the shock waves that would occur if the ions were cold.

conference
6/24/13 6/26/13

Emerging structures in Analysis and Probability

Universität Leipzig Felix-Klein-Hörsaal

Katja Heid

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences Contact via Mail

Jürgen Jost

Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften

Felix Otto

Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften

Matthias Schwarz

Universität Leipzig