Hamiltonian treatment of ponderomotive interactions in a Vlasov plasma
Abstract
A Hamiltonian formulation of ponderomotive interactions in a Vlasov plasma is presented. Transformation from the rest frame to the oscillation center frame (OCF) is achieved, and a Liouville equation is derived for the lowfrequency OCF distribution function; the Hamiltonian in this equation includes the ponderomotive terms. This equation is solved in the adiabatic approximation, the corresponding charge and current densities evaluated, and the first order nonadiabatic correction to the current density is discussed.
 Publication:

Physics of Fluids
 Pub Date:
 September 1984
 DOI:
 10.1063/1.864905
 Bibcode:
 1984PhFl...27.2375S
 Keywords:

 Collisionless Plasmas;
 Hamiltonian Functions;
 High Temperature Plasmas;
 Magnetoplasmadynamics;
 PlasmaElectromagnetic Interaction;
 Vlasov Equations;
 Electron Plasma;
 Landau Damping;
 Liouville Equations;
 Maxwell Equation;
 Ponderomotive Forces;
 Plasma Physics