Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

The Theory And Simulation Of Relaxed Plasmoid Cores
Author(s): John E Brandenburg; Karna Wahlstrand
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

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
Show Author Affiliations
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)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top