skip to main content

Title: Beltrami–Bernoulli equilibria in plasmas with degenerate electrons

A new class of Double Beltrami–Bernoulli equilibria, sustained by electron degeneracy pressure, is investigated. It is shown that due to electron degeneracy, a nontrivial Beltrami–Bernoulli equilibrium state is possible even for a zero temperature plasma. These states are, conceptually, studied to show the existence of new energy transformation pathways converting, for instance, the degeneracy energy into fluid kinetic energy. Such states may be of relevance to compact astrophysical objects like white dwarfs, neutron stars, etc.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Andronikashvili Institute of Physics, TSU, Tbilisi 0177, Georgia and School of Physics, Free University of Tbilisi, Tbilisi 0131, Georgia (United States)
  2. Andronikashvili Institute of Physics, TSU, Tbilisi 0177, Georgia and Department of Physics, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), Tbilisi 0179, Georgia (United States)
  3. Institute for Fusion Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22408130
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: (c) 2015 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; ASTROPHYSICS; ELECTRONS; EQUILIBRIUM; FLUIDS; KINETIC ENERGY; NEUTRON STARS; PLASMA; WHITE DWARF STARS