Kinetic equation for nonlinear resonant wave-particle interaction
2016-09-29T09:44:18Z (GMT) by
We investigate nonlinear resonant wave-particle interactions including effects of particle (phase) trapping, detrapping, and scattering by high-amplitude coherent waves. After deriving the relation between probability of trapping and velocity of particle drift induced by nonlinear scattering (phase bunching), we substitute this relation and other characteristic equations of wave-particle interaction into a kinetic equation for the particle distribution function. The final equation has the form of a Fokker-Planck equation with peculiar advection and collision terms. This equation fully describes the evolution of particle momentum distribution due to particle diffusion, nonlinear drift, and fast transport in phase-space via trapping. Solutions of the obtained kinetic equation are compared with results of test particle simulations.