# On the quasi-collisionality of plasmas with small-scale electric turbulence

@article{Keenan2016OnTQ, title={On the quasi-collisionality of plasmas with small-scale electric turbulence}, author={Brett D. Keenan and Mikhail V. Medvedev}, journal={Journal of Plasma Physics}, year={2016}, volume={82} }

Chaotic electromagnetic fields are common in many relativistic plasma environments, where they can be excited by instabilities on kinetic spatial scales. When strong electric fluctuations exist on sub-electron scales, they may lead to small angle, stochastic deflections of the electrons’ pitch angles. Under certain conditions, this closely resembles the effect of Coulomb collisions in collisional plasmas. The electric pitch-angle diffusion coefficient acts as an effective collision – or ‘quasi…

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