Landau damping


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Landau damping

[′lan‚dau̇ ‚dam·piŋ]
(plasma physics)
Damping of a plasma oscillation wave which occurs in situations where the particles of the plasma are able to increase their average energy at the expense of the wave, and thus to damp it out, even in cases where the dissipative effects of collisions are unimportant.
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