On nonresonant proton heating via intrinsic Alfvénic turbulence

Wu, C. S.; Yoon, P. H.; Wang, C. B.
May 2009
Physics of Plasmas;May2009, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p054503
Academic Journal
In a recent publication Wu and Yoon [Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 075001 (2007)] propose that low-beta protons may be heated by turbulent Alfvén waves via nonresonant wave-particle scattering. The present Brief Communication clarifies some conceptual issues and describes the theoretical methods adopted in the above reference in more detail.


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