Turbulent dissipation challenge: a community-driven effort

  title={Turbulent dissipation challenge: a community-driven effort},
  author={Tulasi N. Parashar and Chadi S. Salem and Robert T. Wicks and Homa Karimabadi and S P Gary and William H. Matthaeus},
  journal={Journal of Plasma Physics},
Many naturally occurring and man-made plasmas are collisionless and turbulent. It is not yet well understood how the energy in fields and fluid motions is transferred into the thermal degrees of freedom of constituent particles in such systems. The debate at present primarily concerns proton heating. Multiple possible heating mechanisms have been proposed over the past few decades, including cyclotron damping, Landau damping, heating at intermittent structures and stochastic heating. Recently… 
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