Decay in Time for a One-Dimensional Two-Component Plasma

Research paper by Stephen Pankavich, Robert Glassey, Jack Schaeffer

Indexed on: 26 Feb '10Published on: 26 Feb '10Published in: Mathematics - Analysis of PDEs


The motion of a collisionless plasma is described by the Vlasov-Poisson system, or in the presence of large velocities, the relativistic Vlasov-Poisson system. Both systems are considered in one space and one momentum dimension, with two species of oppositely charged particles. A new identity is derived for both systems and is used to study the behavior of solutions for large times.