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Title: Gyrokinetic magnetohydrodynamics and the associated equilibria

The gyrokinetic magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equations, related to the recent paper by W. W. Lee, and their associated equilibria properties are discussed. This set of equations consists of the time-dependent gyrokinetic vorticity equation, the gyrokinetic parallel Ohm's law, and the gyrokinetic Ampere's law as well as the equations of state, which are expressed in terms of the electrostatic potential, Φ, and the vector potential, A, and support both spatially varying perpendicular and parallel pressure gradients and the associated currents. The corresponding gyrokinetic MHD equilibria can be reached when Φ → 0 and A becomes constant in time, which, in turn, gives ∇· (J +J ) = 0 and the associated magnetic islands, if they exist. Examples of simple cylindrical geometry are given. In conclusion, these gyrokinetic MHD equations look quite different from the conventional MHD equations, and their comparisons will be an interesting topic in the future.
Authors:
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  1. Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ (United States). Princeton Plasma Physics Lab.
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-09CHI1466
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 24; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY
OSTI Identifier:
1415462
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1414982