Plasma heating calculations using a transform method
Abstract
The problem of a strongly driven onedimensional electrostatic plasma is treated by the method of expansion of the distribution function in terms of Hermite polynomials in velocity space. Numerical results for hydrodynamic variables are similar to those found in simulation calculations. The shapes of the ion and electron distribution functions are significantly altered from Maxwellian form during heating.
 Publication:

Physics of Fluids
 Pub Date:
 August 1974
 DOI:
 10.1063/1.1694939
 Bibcode:
 1974PhFl...17.1602E
 Keywords:

 Collisionless Plasmas;
 Distribution Functions;
 Laser Plasmas;
 Numerical Analysis;
 Plasma Heating;
 Electric Fields;
 Electrostatic Charge;
 Hermitian Polynomial;
 Landau Damping;
 Laser Heating;
 Transformations (Mathematics);
 Velocity Distribution;
 Vlasov Equations;
 Plasma Physics