Comment on "A New Class of Exact Solutions of the Vlasov Equation"

G. Rowlands
Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, England

J. C. Sprott
Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA

(Received 6 June 2002; accepted 13 June 2002)


A recent paper obtained a class of exact one-dimensional solutions of the Vlasov-Poisson equations for a one-component plasma in a parabolic electrostatic potential well. Here it is shown that a significant class of these solutions has already been studied and shown to be chaotic.

Ref: G. Rowlands and J. C. Sprott, Phys. Plasmas 9, 4093-4094 (2002)

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