On the Existence of Exponentially Decreasing Solutions of the Nonlinear Landau Damping Problem

Research paper by Hyung Ju Hwang, Juan J. L. Velazquez

Indexed on: 28 Oct '08Published on: 28 Oct '08Published in: Mathematics - Analysis of PDEs


In this paper we prove the existence of a large class of periodic solutions of the Vlasov-Poisson in one space dimension that decay exponentially as t goes to infinity. The exponential decay is well known for the linearized version of the Landau damping problem and it has been proved in [4] for a class of solutions of the Vlasov-Poisson system that behaves asymptotically as free streaming solutions and are sufficiently flat in the space of velocities. The results in this paper enlarge the class of possible asymptotic limits, replacing the fatness condition in [4] by a stability condition for the linearized problem.