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Title: Analysis of cancellation exponents in two-dimensional Vlasov turbulence

Statistical properties of plasma turbulence are investigated by means of two-dimensional Vlasov simulations. In particular, a classical technique called signed measure is used to characterize the scaling behavior and the topology of sign-oscillating structures in simulations of the hybrid Vlasov-Maxwell model. Exploring different turbulence regimes, varying both the plasma ╬▓ and the level of fluctuations, it is observed that Vlasov turbulence manifests two ranges with different exponents, the transition being observed near the ion skin depth. These results, which may have applications to both laboratory and astrophysical systems, further confirm the singular nature of small scale fluctuations in a plasma, mainly classified as intermittent, narrow, and intense current sheets.
Authors:
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  1. Dipartimento di Fisica, Università della Calabria, 87036 Rende, CS (Italy)
  2. CNR-IPCF - U.O.S. di Cosenza, 87036 Rende, CS (Italy)
  3. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22299821
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: (c) 2014 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; 79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ASTROPHYSICS; CURRENTS; FLUCTUATIONS; PLASMA; SIMULATION; TOPOLOGY; TURBULENCE; TWO-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS