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Classical transport of charged particles in a magnetic field

Corngold, Noel (2003) Classical transport of charged particles in a magnetic field. Journal of Mathematical Physics, 44 (9). pp. 4057-4077. ISSN 0022-2488. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:CORjmp03

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Abstract

We examine the traditional transport equation for classical, charged particles diffusing in a cold, absorbing medium subject to a uniform magnetic field and in which scattering is isotropic. Steady-state solutions in plane geometry are examined in some detail; we make no expansion about an isotropic angular distribution. Restricting the motion to two dimensions captures most of the interesting features; there is some discussion of the three-dimensional case.


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Additional Information:Copyright © 2003 American Institute of Physics. Received 8 September 2002; accepted 23 April 2003. The author is grateful for a friendly and helpful correspondence with Professor R. E Robson and Professor K. Kumar, during the early phase of this research.
Subject Keywords:scattering; plasma kinetic theory; plasma transport processes
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Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1591994
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:27 Mar 2006
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