Proper use of quantum mechanics in plasma turbulence
Abstract
The classical limit of the quantum mechanical Vlasov equation is a canonical Vlasov equation which is generally different from the usual one. Therefore, one has to discriminate between the velocity operator v_{0}= (pe_{s}A_{0}/c)/m_{s} appearing in the vertex for transverse interactions and the true velocity operator v= (pe_{s}A/c)/m_{s}. It is shown that erroneous results for the dielectric tensor as obtained by Harris are explained by this fact.
 Publication:

Physics of Fluids
 Pub Date:
 August 1978
 DOI:
 10.1063/1.862387
 Bibcode:
 1978PhFl...21.1442E
 Keywords:

 Plasma Turbulence;
 Quantum Mechanics;
 Vlasov Equations;
 Canonical Forms;
 Field Theory (Physics);
 Plasma Conductivity;
 Tensors;
 Wave Propagation;
 Plasma Physics