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Title: Resistive magneto-hydrodynamical cut-off of Alfvén wave in fully ionized plasmas

The term cut-off in the theory of the Alfvén wave is used to describe several different phenomena. In this work, the cut-off due to magnetohydrodynamic resistive damping in fully ionized plasmas is revisited. This cut-off requires short enough wavelengths, it is routinely discussed in numerous works, and graphs depicting it are available even in textbooks. We show that this cut-off is hardly ever possible in real plasmas. This is due to the fact that some essential criteria and conditions become strongly violated in order to achieve the cut-off.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Institute of Physics Belgrade, Pregrevica 118, 11080 Zemun (Serbia)
  2. Faculty of Policy Studies, Chuo University, Tokyo (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22252190
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 1; 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; DAMPING; GRAPH THEORY; PLASMA; WAVELENGTHS