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Quasilinear theory of plasma turbulence. Origins, ideas, and evolution of the method

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a Institute ofNuclear Fusion, Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, pl. Kurchatova 46, Moscow, 123182, Russian Federation
b Institute ofTokamak Physics, National Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, pl. akad. Kurchatova 1, Moscow, 123182, Russian Federation

The quasilinear method of describing weak plasma turbulence is one of the most important elements of current plasma physics research. Today, this method is not only a tool for solving individual problems but a full-fledged theory of general physical interest. The author's objective is to show how the early ideas of describing the wave-particle interactions in a plasma have evolved as a result of the rapid expansion of the research interests of turbulence and turbulence transport theoreticians.

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Keywords: quasilinear theory, turbulence transport, diffusion coefficients, stochastic magnetic field, plasma
PACS: 05.40.−a, 47.27.tb, 47.53.+n (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.2017.03.038096
Citation: Bakunin O G "Quasilinear theory of plasma turbulence. Origins, ideas, and evolution of the method" Phys. Usp. 61 52–83 (2018)
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Received: 13th, October 2016, 21st, March 2017

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