Kinetic Theory of Waves

  • J. T. Mendonça
  • Hugo Terças
Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 70)


We complete the wave description by extending it into three different directions. They include wave kinetic phenomena, waves in quantum plasmas and waves in turbulent plasmas. The discussion will be restricted to electrostatic waves, namely, electron plasma waves and ion acoustic waves. Our main aim will be to stress the analogy between the kinetic plasma effects, in particular, kinetic susceptibilities and the electron and ion Landau damping, with those pertaining to the ultra-cold atoms discussed in the first part of this book. Of particular interest is the propagation window of undamped ion acoustic waves, which depends on both the electron and ion Landau damping contributions, and depart from the single particle Landau damping considered in  Chap. 5.


Dispersion Relation Wigner Function Vlasov Equation Quantum Plasma Electrostatic Wave 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. T. Mendonça
    • 1
  • Hugo Terças
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto Superior TecnicoLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Université Blaise PascalAubière CedexFrance

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