Lettere al Nuovo Cimento (1971-1985)

, Volume 42, Issue 8, pp 385–390 | Cite as

Larmor radius expansion for the warm-plasma dielectric tensor

  • M. Ottaviani


A Larmor radius expansion for the dielectric tensor of an inhomogeneous plasma is derived directly from the relativistic Vlasov equation. Various wave equations for relevant radiofrequency heating problems can be derived, together with a generalized Poynting theorem. The validity of Kadomtsev’s assumption is discussed.


52.25 Plasma basic properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ottaviani
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  1. 1.Associazione EURATOM ENEA sulla Fusione del Centro Ricerche di EnergiaFrascati, RomaItalia

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