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Title: A framework for moment equations for magnetized plasmas

Mathematical formalism to solve a system of general moment equations [J.-Y. Ji and E. D. Held, Phys. Plasmas 13, 102103 (2006); 16, 102108 (2009)] for magnetized plasmas is presented. A series of ordered moment equations are written using a perturbative expansion based on large cyclotron frequency. For the most general solution, formulas for homogeneous and particular solutions are obtained. These formulas generalize the CGL [G. F. Chew et al., Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A 236, 112 (1956)] and non-CGL [C. T. Hsu et al., Phys. Fluids 29, 1480 (1986)] tensors, respectively, from rank-2 to arbitrary rank. The parallel moment equations to determine parallel moments in the homogeneous solution are derived. The formalism can be applied to plasmas of general collisionality and magnetic geometry with accurate collision operators provided.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Physics, Utah State University, Logan, Utah 84322 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22253341
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 4; 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; COLLISIONS; CYCLOTRON FREQUENCY; EQUATIONS; GEOMETRY; MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS; PLASMA