Drift, Deformation, and Diffusion of a Plasma in a Magnetic Field
RIVERSIDE RESEARCH INST NEW YORK
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The theoretical problem of a weakly ionized, constant temperature, three particle plasma in an externally generated magnetic field is reformulated by transforming the set of 14 macroscopic plasma equations continuity and momentum equations for ions and electrons plus Maxwells equations in 14 unknowns ion and electron number densities and velocities plus the effective electric and magnetic fields into an equivalent set of four integral equations in four unknowns. In the course of this transformation, it is shown that plasma behavior can be interpreted in terms of three ambipolar processes drift, deformation, and diffusion.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics