DIFFUSION OF A PLASMA ACROSS A MAGNETIC FIELD
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE MAGNETOGASDYNAMICS LAB
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An investigation of the problem of plasma diffusion through a magnetic field is made through the macroscopic fluid equations. The problem is set up in a simple one-dimensional geometry of a semi-infinite half-space filled with plasma facing a semi-infinite half-space containing a uniform magnetic field, and the equations are used to describe their subsequent behavior. An attempt is made to solve the equations analytically, but their final solution is obtained numerically. The solutions are also used to determine temperature and entropy increases in the plasma.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics