Phase-space diffusion in turbulent plasmas: The random acceleration problem revisited

H.L. Pécseli, J. Trulsen

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    Phase-space diffusion of test particles in turbulent plasmas is studied by an approach based on a conditional statistical analysis of fluctuating electrostatic fields. Analytical relations between relevant conditional averages and higher-order correlations, <E(n)(x0,t0)E(x0 + x,t0 + t)>, and triple correlations, <E(n)(x0,t0)E(x0 + x,t0 + t)E(x0 + y,t0, + s)>, facilitate considerably the practical application of the resulting equations.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysics of Fluids B: Plasma Physics
    Issue number12
    Pages (from-to)3271-3276
    Publication statusPublished - 1991

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