Shielding from instantaneously and adiabatically applied potential wells in collisionless plasmas

  title={Shielding from instantaneously and adiabatically applied potential wells in collisionless plasmas},
  author={A. B. Reimann and Joel Fajans},
  journal={Physics of Plasmas},
The response of collisionless plasmas to an applied potential can differ from classic Debye shielding, and when the potential is rapidly applied (“instantaneous shielding”), the shielding can differ from when it is slowly applied (“adiabatic shielding”). Experiments demonstrate that when a test potential well is applied to a one-dimensional pure-electron plasma, instantaneous and adiabatic shielding are similar for small potentials, but that instantaneous shielding is weaker than adiabatic… 

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