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Title: Thermal fluctuations and critical behavior in a magnetized, anisotropic plasma

Thermal fluctuations in a magnetized, anisotropic plasma are studied by applying standard methods, based on the Einstein rule, to the known thermodynamic potential of the system. It is found in particular that magnetic fluctuations become critical when the anisotropy p{sub ∥}−p{sub ⊥} changes sign. By examining the critical region, additional insight on the equations of state for near-critical anisotropic plasma is obtained.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Physics, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22218317
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 20; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ANISOTROPY; EQUATIONS OF STATE; FLUCTUATIONS; PLASMA; PLASMA POTENTIAL; THERMODYNAMICS