Vlasov simulations of strongly nonlinear electrostatic oscillations in a one-dimensional electron-ion plasma

Francesco Califano, Maurizio Lontano

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The problem of the microscopic plasma response to the excitation of large amplitude electrostatic perturbations in a two-component plasma is studied by means of the numerical integration of the Vlasov-Maxwell system. The decaying of an initial electron density perturbation as well as the plasma response to an externally applied oscillating electric field are considered for times much longer than the typical ion-plasma times. The interconnections between the microscopic particle dynamics and the macroscopic plasma density and temperature evolutions are investigated. © 1998 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6503 - 6511
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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