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Title: Plasma equilibria in dipolar magnetic configurations

Abstract

The effects of finite plasma pressure and pressure anisotropy, toroidal rotation and gravity on the equilibrium, flow, and stability of plasma in dipolar magnetic configurations are considered. Dipolar equilibria are of interest for magnetic confinement experiments in the laboratory and understanding the physics of magnetospheric and astrophysical plasmas. It is demonstrated that realistic solutions of the appropriate ideal magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) equations can be found in a separable form which drastically simplifies the equations and even allows us to analytically obtain some limiting forms of the nonlinear solutions. The MHD stability of these equilibria is explicitly evaluated in some cases. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. University of California, San Diego, California (United States)
  2. MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center and Lodestar Research Corp., Cambridge, Massachusetts (United States)
  3. The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20216053
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; MAGNETIC FIELD CONFIGURATIONS; ANISOTROPY; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS; MHD EQUILIBRIUM; ASTROPHYSICS; PLASMA INSTABILITY; THEORETICAL DATA

Citation Formats

Krasheninnikov, S. I., Catto, Peter J., and Hazeltine, R. D. Plasma equilibria in dipolar magnetic configurations. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1063/1.874005.
Krasheninnikov, S. I., Catto, Peter J., & Hazeltine, R. D. Plasma equilibria in dipolar magnetic configurations. United States. doi:10.1063/1.874005.
Krasheninnikov, S. I., Catto, Peter J., and Hazeltine, R. D. Mon . "Plasma equilibria in dipolar magnetic configurations". United States. doi:10.1063/1.874005.
@article{osti_20216053,
title = {Plasma equilibria in dipolar magnetic configurations},
author = {Krasheninnikov, S. I. and Catto, Peter J. and Hazeltine, R. D.},
abstractNote = {The effects of finite plasma pressure and pressure anisotropy, toroidal rotation and gravity on the equilibrium, flow, and stability of plasma in dipolar magnetic configurations are considered. Dipolar equilibria are of interest for magnetic confinement experiments in the laboratory and understanding the physics of magnetospheric and astrophysical plasmas. It is demonstrated that realistic solutions of the appropriate ideal magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) equations can be found in a separable form which drastically simplifies the equations and even allows us to analytically obtain some limiting forms of the nonlinear solutions. The MHD stability of these equilibria is explicitly evaluated in some cases. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics.},
doi = {10.1063/1.874005},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
issn = {1070-664X},
number = 5,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}