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Temperature and relaxation difference for a magnetically active plasma in the quasi-linear approximation taking collisions into account

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An equation is derived for longitudinal waves in a plasma in a constant magnetic field in the quasi-linear approximation with account for collisions. The contribution made by the interaction of waves with resonant particles to the temperature relaxation of the two-component plasma is calculated. The difference between the electron and ion temperatures is found for the steady state, as is the difference between the temperature components perpendicular and parallel to the magnetic field for particles of one kind in the electric field of the wave.

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In conclusion, the author thanks Yu. L. Klimontovich for suggesting the topic, and L. M. Gorbunov, V. V. Logvinov, and R. R. Ramazashvili for interest in the study.

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Machabeli, G.Z. Temperature and relaxation difference for a magnetically active plasma in the quasi-linear approximation taking collisions into account. J Appl Mech Tech Phys 10, 208–212 (1969). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00913104

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