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Guillaume Attuel: „Avalanche like dynamics in a magnetized plasma: stochastic relaxations”
Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau cedex, France

Because of strong collective interactions, a ideal plasma is commonly treated within mean field approximation.
The basic instability which arises at this level is due to wave-particle interaction.
It is wrongly considered to be kinetic. I will show why. Nevertheless, one feature is the condensation of energy at the Debye length scale, therefore questioning the validity of mean field.
Disregarding this point, the analogue is a Rayleigh instability, of which I will give a phenomenology of the large fluctuations. There is hysteretic behavior, reminding avalanches. The stationary distributions may be generalizations of Gibbs distributions, once a modified fluctuation dissipation relation is assigned.