A Review of Transport Theory
Abstract
Ways in which energy change terms arise in the transport equation and how the various terms relate to the modes of energy exchange between the particles and plasma are shown. It is argued that the transport equation cannot be used to describe the initial acceleration of thermal particles by plasma shocks or relativistic shocks where the energetic particle speeds are never much greater than the flow speeds. In most other situations, it describes almost any acceleration process that can be caused by a moving plasma. It describes shock acceleration for both parallel shocks and oblique ones, and stochastic acceleration by the turbulent motion of the scatterers as well as by their motion across the magnetic field.
 Publication:

Particle Acceleration in Cosmic Plasmas
 Pub Date:
 1992
 DOI:
 10.1063/1.42758
 Bibcode:
 1992AIPC..264...71J
 Keywords:

 Cosmic Plasma;
 Energetic Particles;
 Particle Acceleration;
 PlasmaParticle Interactions;
 Transport Theory;
 Charged Particles;
 Plasma Drift;
 Stochastic Processes;
 Plasma Physics;
 52.25.Fi;
 52.25.Dg;
 52.20.Hv;
 96.40.De;
 Transport properties;
 Plasma kinetic equations;
 Atomic molecular ion and heavyparticle collisions;
 COSMIC PLASMA;
 ENERGETIC PARTICLES;
 PARTICLE ACCELERATION;
 PLASMAPARTICLE INTERACTIONS;
 TRANSPORT THEORY;
 CHARGED PARTICLES;
 PLASMA DRIFT;
 STOCHASTIC PROCESSES