Relativistic Transport Equations in Toroidal Plasmas

  • Illya Marushchenko V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Nikolay Azarenkov V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Keywords: relativistic plasma, kinetics, transport equations


Relativistic formulation for the equations describing a neoclassical collisional transport in hot plasmas confined in toroidal systems, which conserves a formal structure of the standard (non-relativistic) theory and allows to include the relativistic consideration in the standart transport codes with minimal changes, is proposed. All formulations are based on the relativistic drift equations of motion and relativistic drift-kinetic equation. Due to a transparent physical interpretation and formal similarity to the generally accepted theory of collisional transport, the proposed formulation allows one to produce a quantitative verification of the validity range of nonrelativistic results predicted by the neoclassical transport models in hot plasmas.


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Marushchenko, I., & Azarenkov, N. (2012). Relativistic Transport Equations in Toroidal Plasmas. East European Journal of Physics, (1025(4), 29-34. Retrieved from