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The Theory And Simulation Of Relaxed Plasmoid Cores
Author(s): John E Brandenburg; Karna Wahlstrand
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Paper Abstract

The initial phase of research into plasmoids as relaxed, minimum energy states is described. A Lorentz invariant variational approach to finding plasmoid core equilibria has been developed. Three types of equilibria: nonrotating, weakly rotating and axially magnetized have been theoretically identified and verified by simulation using a fully electromagnetic PIC code, MAGIC. A rotational mode resembling that found in galaxies has been found for some plasmoid cores.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 May 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0873, Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Propagation, (9 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.965105
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John E Brandenburg, Mission Research Corporation (United States)
Karna Wahlstrand, Mission Research Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0873:
Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Propagation
Norman Rostoker, Editor(s)

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