Energy transfer, pressure tensor and heating of kinetic plasma

@article{Yang2017EnergyTP,
  title={Energy transfer, pressure tensor and heating of kinetic plasma},
  author={Y. Yang and William H. Matthaeus and Tulasi N. Parashar and Colby C. Haggerty and Vadim Roytershteyn and William S. Daughton and Minping Wan and Y. Shi and S. Chen},
  journal={arXiv: Plasma Physics},
  year={2017}
}
Kinetic plasma turbulence cascade spans multiple scales ranging from macroscopic fluid flow to sub-electron scales. Mechanisms that dissipate large scale energy, terminate the inertial range cascade and convert kinetic energy into heat are hotly debated. Here we revisit these puzzles using fully kinetic simulation. By performing scale-dependent spatial filtering on the Vlasov equation, we extract information at prescribed scales and introduce several energy transfer functions. This approach… 

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