par Balescu, Radu
Référence Journal of plasma physics, 25, 1, page (43-62)
Publication Publié, 1981
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : The transport properties of a turbulent plasma are investigated in the vicinity of a self-similar turbulent state (SSTS). This state plays the same role of reference as the local equilibrium for a collisional plasma. The stability of the SSTS against velocity gradients is proved. Under certain well-defined conditions a plasmadynamical regime is established, in which the initial conditions are forgotten and the macroscopic plasmadynamical quantities obey closed differential equations. The anomalous viscosity arising in this regime is investigated in detail. This quantity is time-dependent (a feature impressed by the self-similar character of the reference state). A number of additional typically turbulent terms appear in the equation of motion : they arise from interference between flow and collisions or magnetic field. © 1981, Cambridge University Press. All rights reserved.