
Accession Number : ADA113699
Title : On the Nonlinear Conductivity Tensor for an Unmagnetized Relativistic Turbulent Plasma.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD
Personal Author(s) : Brandt,Howard E
PDF Url : ADA113699
Report Date : Feb 1982
Pagination or Media Count : 29
Abstract : The symmetry properties of the secondorder nonlinear conductivity tensor for an unmagnetized, relativistic, and weakly turbulent plasma are important in the analysis of the collective bremsstrahlung instability. This tensor has some exact symmetries that, if resonant waveparticle interactions are neglected, become the widely known symmetry related to the ManleyRowe relations, crossing symmetry, and the nondissipative nature of the nonlinear current. Using the wellknown expression for the conductivity from plasma turbulence theory, a polynomial representation for the tensor is obtained in which all derivatives are removed and the pole structure is clearly exhibited. The exact symmetries are obtained by a lengthy algebraic reduction using this representation. (Author)
Descriptors : *Plasmas(Physics), *Electrical conductivity, *Tensor analysis, Bremsstrahlung, Nonlinear analysis, Turbulence, Relativity theory, Cross sections, Quantum electrodynamics, Symmetry
Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE