Plasma Turbulence: Theories and Experiments


  • K. W. Gentle


Although there is still only an incomplete understanding of plasma turbulence, knowledge has increased rapidly during the past few years. For weak turbulence, theory and experiment agree on the nature and strength of the interactions that occur. For strong turbulence, there is no general theory, but for some cases we have experimentally confirmed phenomenological laws which enable one to make quantitative estimates of the turbulent effects.