Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 3 (1999), Issue 1, Pages 33-41

Anomalous resistance of the fractal current-carrying corona of Z-pinch

A. Kingsep

Russian Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”, Moscow 123182, Russia

Received 4 February 1999

Copyright © 1999 A. Kingsep. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


An effect of the random plasma inhomogeneity onto the scenario of ion-acoustic anomalous resistivity is considered. It is shown that such an inhomogeneity could be more efficient than nonlinear effects to determine the turbulent resistivity. In application to Z-pinches, some peculiarities of the skin-effect are considered, in particular, subsequent inhomogeneity of the current penetration into the conducting medium.