Topic/Type: 2.2 Kinetic methods, Particle-In-Cell and Vlasov, Oral

A stochastic approach to the solution and simulation of plasma kinetic equations

R. Vilela Mendes

IPFN, Instituto Superior T?cnico, Lisboa, Portugal

Stochastic solutions are obtained for the Maxwell-Vlasov equation in the approximation where magnetic field fluctuations are neglected and the electrostatic potential is used to compute the electric field. This is a reasonable approximation for plasmas in a strong external magnetic field. Both Fourier and configuration space solutions are constructed.
They are proposed as a basis for the development of numerical codes for localized solutions in configuration or Fourier space and for parallel computing with domain decomposition.