Accession Number:

ADP012577

Title:

Relaxed States in Plasmas - Non-neutral and Diamagnetic Plasmas

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Apr 2001-31 Mar 2002

Corporate Author:

TOKYO UNIV (JAPAN) GRADUATE SCHOOL OF FRONTIER SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-06-24

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The aim of this paper is to present a unified representation of relaxed states generated in various type of plasma systems. Self-organization of structure is the central theme of the recent theory of relaxation phenomena. Invoking fluid mechanical models many authors have discussed various relaxed states that constitute a special class of macroscopic equilibrium force-balance states. The present theory however, starts from a kinetic model of relaxed state, which encompasses a variety of structures including both electrostatic and electromagnetic configurations. This model also describes the macroscopic relaxed state characterized by the Beltrami and generalized Bernoulli conditions, which gives strong diamagnetism.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE