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Author Ueshima, Y. ♦ Nishihara, K. ♦ Barnett, D. M. ♦ Tajima, T. ♦ Furukawa, H.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION ♦ PLASMA ♦ LYAPUNOV METHOD ♦ RESPONSE FUNCTIONS ♦ THERMAL EQUILIBRIUM ♦ COUPLING CONSTANTS ♦ DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES
Abstract An analytical model is developed for the N -body largest Lyapunov exponent in the dilute plasma, and it is shown that the Lyapunov exponent relates to the dielectric response function. The relation provides a bridge between microscopic mechanical and macroscopic statistical quantities and it is expected to also be applicable for a weakly nonequilibrium system. In thermal equilibrium, the model shows that the Lyapunov exponent of dilute one component plasmas is of the same order as the plasma frequency and independent of the Coulomb coupling constant. These results agree fairly well with three dimensional particle simulations. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}
ISSN 00319007
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1997-09-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physical Review Letters
Volume Number 79
Issue Number 12


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