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Title: Asymmetric chiral alignment in magnetized plasma turbulence

Abstract

Multi species turbulence in inhomogeneous magnetised plasmas is found to exhibit symmetry breaking in the dynamical alignment of a third species with the fluctuating electron density and vorticity with respect to the magnetic field direction and the species' relative background gradients. The possibility of truly chiral aggregation of charged molecules in magnetized space plasma turbulence is discussed.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Institute for Ion Physics and Applied Physics, University of Innsbruck, A-6020 Innsbruck (Austria)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22068882
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 19; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2012 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ASYMMETRY; CHIRALITY; ELECTRON DENSITY; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS; MOLECULAR IONS; PLASMA; SYMMETRY BREAKING; TURBULENCE

Citation Formats

Kendl, A. Asymmetric chiral alignment in magnetized plasma turbulence. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4765061.
Kendl, A. Asymmetric chiral alignment in magnetized plasma turbulence. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4765061.
Kendl, A. Thu . "Asymmetric chiral alignment in magnetized plasma turbulence". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4765061.
@article{osti_22068882,
title = {Asymmetric chiral alignment in magnetized plasma turbulence},
author = {Kendl, A.},
abstractNote = {Multi species turbulence in inhomogeneous magnetised plasmas is found to exhibit symmetry breaking in the dynamical alignment of a third species with the fluctuating electron density and vorticity with respect to the magnetic field direction and the species' relative background gradients. The possibility of truly chiral aggregation of charged molecules in magnetized space plasma turbulence is discussed.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4765061},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
issn = {1070-664X},
number = 11,
volume = 19,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {11}
}