Comment on "nonlinear gyrokinetic theory with polarization drift" [Phys. Plasmas 17, 082304 (2010)]

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  • University of Oxford
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.


In this comment, we show that by using the discrete particle distribution function the changes of the phase-space volume of gyrocenter coordinates due to the fluctuating E×B velocity do not explicitly appear in the Poisson equation and the [Sosenko, Phys. Scr. 64, 264 (2001)] result is recovered. It is demonstrated that there is no contradiction between the work presented by Sosenko and the work presented by [Wang, Phys. Plasmas 17, 082304 (2010)].


Original languageEnglish
Article number124701
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal

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