Stability analysis of collisionless plasmas with specularly reflecting boundary

Toan T. Nguyen, Walter A. Strauss

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In this paper we provide sharp criteria for linear stability or instability of equilibria of collisionless plasmas in the presence of boundaries. Specifically, we consider the relativistic Vlasov-Maxwell system with specular reflection at the boundary for the particles and with the perfectly conducting boundary condition for the electromagnetic field. Here we initiate our investigation in the simple geometry of radial and longitudinal symmetry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)777-808
Number of pages32
JournalSIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analysis
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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