## Self-consistent spectrum of electrostatic drift wave fluctuations due to electron phase space correlations in a sheared magnetic field

Description:
The spectrum of electrostatic universal mode fluctuations due to electron phase space correlations (clumps) in a sheared magnetic field is self-consistently calculated. The pair correlation equation for electrons in a sheared field is derived and renormalized, and an approximate solution for the correlation function is obtained. Using the density correlation function as a source term in Poisson's equation, the renormalized dielectric operator is inverted to obtain the turbulent spectrum. Self-consistency is imposed by requiring that the diffusion coefficient derived from the calculated spectrum equal that used to obtain the spectrum originally. (MOW)

Date:
December 1, 1979

Creator:
Hirshman, S.P. & Diamond, P.H.

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