Nonlinear dynamics of a rarefied ionized gas
Abstract
Onedimensional quasineutral flows of a rarefied plasma are considered. It is pointed out that such flows are analogous to hydrodynamic flows of an ideal fluid. Attention is given to selfsimilar plasma flows without a magnetic field, the origin of singularities in onedimensional flows, and the onedimensional motion of a plasma in a magnetic field. The origin and development of the oscillatory state of the plasma is discussed, taking into account small perturbations of the quasineutral motion, aspects of hydrodynamic breaking, kinetic breaking, and the structure of the discontinuities in a moving plasma with a magnetic field.
 Publication:

Progress in Aerospace Sciences
 Pub Date:
 1975
 DOI:
 10.1016/03760421(75)900160
 Bibcode:
 1975PrAeS..16..227G
 Keywords:

 Collisionless Plasmas;
 Magnetohydrodynamic Flow;
 One Dimensional Flow;
 Plasma Dynamics;
 Plasma Oscillations;
 Rarefied Plasmas;
 Hydrodynamic Equations;
 Ion Distribution;
 Kinetic Theory;
 Magnetic Fields;
 Nonlinearity;
 Plasma Diffusion;
 Singularity (Mathematics);
 Small Perturbation Flow;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer