Dispersion relations for a general anisotropic distribution function represented as a sum over Legendre polynomials Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The dielectric tensor is obtained for a general anisotropic distribution function that is represented as a sum over Legendre polynomials. The result is valid over all of k-space. We obtain growth rates for the Weibel instability for some basic examples of distribution functions.

publication date

  • January 1, 2011