A parameter that denotes non-equilibrium property for turbulent plasmas

Kimitaka Itoh, Sanae Itoh

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One of the nonequilibrium features of turbulent plasmas is the mixing of the timescales of macroscopic and microscopic dynamics. We here study the direct influence of heating on the turbulence and turbulent transport, by paying attention to the coupling between source and fluctuations in the phase space dynamics. This coupling causes the immediate influence of external source (like heating) on the turbulence and turbulent transport, and thus introduces the mixing of time scales. A control parameter is introduced to denote the distance from thermodynamical equilibrium.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3401027
JournalPlasma and Fusion Research
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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