collisionless plasma

collisionless plasma

[kə′lizh·ən·ləs ′plaz·mə]
(plasma physics)
A plasma in which particles interact through the mutually induced space-charge field, and collisions are assumed to be negligible.
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Interaction of "solitons" in a collisionless plasma and the recurrence of initial states.
Intergalactic space is believed to consist of a collisionless plasma mostly of hydrogen.
How do you heat an essentially collisionless plasma to the temperatures required for fusion and how do you accurately remotely diagnose the complex dynamics of the plasma at both large and small scales to test your understanding of the system?
Understanding how waves propagate and are absorbed in nearly collisionless plasma was a scientific challenge.
Individual topics include hydrodynamic limits of kinetic models, collisionless plasmas and the Vlasov Maxwell system, irreversible behaviors in Vlasov equation and many-body Hamiltonian dynamics in terms of Landau damping, chaos and granularity, guiding center theory, variational formulation of exact and reduced Vlasov-Maxwell equations, general gyrokinetic theory (including an article with applications in magnetic confinement research in plasma plastics) kinetic to fluid descriptions in plasmas, nonlocal closures in long mean free path regimes, modeling quantum plasmas and inelastic kinetic theory in terms of the granular gas.