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COVARIANT CONSTITUTIVE RELATIONS, LANDAU DAMPING AND NON-STATIONARY INHOMOGENEOUS PLASMAS

By J. Gratus and R. W. Tucker

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Abstract:
Models of covariant linear electromagnetic constitutive relations are formulated that have wide applicability to the computation of susceptibility tensors for dispersive and inhomogeneous media. A perturbative framework is used to derive a linear constitutive relation for a globally neutral plasma enabling one to describe in this context a generalized Landau damping mechanism for non-stationary inhomogeneous plasma states.

Citation:
J. Gratus and R. W. Tucker, "Covariant Constitutive Relations, Landau Damping and Non-Stationary Inhomogeneous Plasmas," Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 13, 145-156, 2010.
doi:10.2528/PIERM10051310

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