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Title: Two-fluid approach to weak plasma turbulence
Abstract Weakly turbulent processes that take place in plasmas are customarily formulated in terms of kinetic theory. However, owing to an inherent complexity associated with the problem, thus far the theory is fully developed largely for unmagnetized plasmas. In the present paper it is shown that a warm two fluid theory can successfully be employed in order to partially formulate the weak turbulence theory in spatially uniform plasma. Specifically, it is shown that the nonlinear wave-wave interaction, or decay processes, can be reproduced by the two-fluid formalism. The present finding shows that the same approach can in principle be extended to magnetized plasmas, which is a subject of future work.  more » « less
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