Fast heat pulse propagation in hot plasmas

Enzo Lazzaro, Hans Wilhelmsson

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It is found that traveling wave solutions of the diffusion equation can have propagation times, related to the scale length of the perturbation, which can be considerably less than the characteristic diffusion times. This provides a possible model for the interpretation of recent experiments of fast "hot" and "cold" pulses in magnetically confined plasmas. © 1998 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2830 - 2835
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Lazzaro, E., & Wilhelmsson, H. (1998). Fast heat pulse propagation in hot plasmas. Physics of Plasmas, 5(8), 2830 - 2835.