Localized kinetic structures in magnetized plasmas

B Eliasson, P K Shukla

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Abstract

We present a kinetic description of localized potential structures in a magnetized plasma. It is shown that the Vlasov equation admits solutions in the form of non-Maxwellian particle distributions. The general form of these particle distributions is derived, and some special solutions are employed into Poisson's equation to obtain numerical solutions comprising localized potential humps and electron and ion density holes. The relevance of our investigation to magnetized space and laboratory plasmas is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-40
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica Scripta
Volume2004
Issue numberT113
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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Keywords

  • plasma kinetic equations
  • magnetized plasma
  • magnetized space
  • kinetic structures

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Eliasson, B ; Shukla, P K. / Localized kinetic structures in magnetized plasmas. In: Physica Scripta. 2004 ; Vol. 2004, No. T113. pp. 38-40.
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Localized kinetic structures in magnetized plasmas. / Eliasson, B; Shukla, P K.

In: Physica Scripta, Vol. 2004, No. T113, 2004, p. 38-40.

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