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Covariant constitutive relations, landau damping and non-stationary inhomogeneous plasmas

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Journal publication date2010
JournalProgress In Electromagnetics Research M
Journal numbern/a
Volume13
Number of pages11
Pages145-156
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Models of covariant linear electromagnetic constitutive relations are formulated that have wide applicability to the computation of susceptibility tensors for dispersive and inhomogeneous media. A perturbative framework is used to derive a linear constitutive relation for a globally neutral plasma enabling one to describe in this context a generalized Landau damping mechanism for non-stationary inhomogeneous plasma states.