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Thursday, May 21, 2015
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
CNLS Conference Room (TA-3, Bldg 1690)

Seminar

Kinetic Plasma Lectures: Do waves propagate in fluctuating plasmas? What are the wave-particle scenarios?

D. F Escande
Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS

Topics:
* Density fluctuations can lead to Anderson localization of plasma waves
* Anderson localization of plasma waves makes the beam-plasma instability absolute
* In the WKB picture, density fluctuations produce fluctuations of phase velocities
* Such fluctuations transfer momentum between various parts of the velocity distribution function
* Conclusion of the course

Host: Gian Luca Delzanno