Basic plasma physics is the exploratory study of elementary plasma phenomena. Theoretical and computational investigations, guided and validated by experimental observations, lead to new approaches for understanding plasma dynamics; with direct, practical applications across the spectrum of plasma physics investigations.
Transport governs how a system in thermodynamical non-equilibrium evolves in time towards an equilibrium state. This involves both microscopic processes , such as collisions between particles, and macroscopic flows , as seen in turbulence. The theoretical foundation of transport theory is the kinetic theory of gases.