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Title: A model for transonic plasma flow

A linear, two-dimensional model of a transonic plasma flow in equilibrium is constructed and given an explicit solution in the form of a complex Laplace integral. The solution indicates that the transonic state can be solved as an elliptic boundary value problem, as is done in the numerical code FLOW [Guazzotto et al., Phys. Plasmas 11, 604 (2004)]. Moreover, the presence of a hyperbolic region does not necessarily imply the presence of a discontinuity or any other singularity of the solution.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14623 (United States)
  2. Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, New York 10012 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22252033
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; BOUNDARY-VALUE PROBLEMS; EQUILIBRIUM; MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS; PLASMA; SINGULARITY; TWO-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS