Lecture: Kinetic Theory of Collisionless plasma

2 Jul 2018, 11:00
1h
San Pa Liang (Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel)

San Pa Liang

Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Speaker

Jonathan Nichols (University of Leicester)

Description

The motion of particles in E-M fields, pitch angle evolution and an intro to the fluid description of a plasma

Topics of Particle motion in steady electromagnetic fields include:
Motion in uniform and non-uniform steady B fields - gyration, mirror motion, first adiabatic invariant.
E_|| is usually zero
ExB drift
Frozen in flow
Gradient and curvature drifts
Briefly, effect of collisions - Pedersen and Hall currents, loss cone

Primary author

Jonathan Nichols (University of Leicester)

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