Theory of twofluid equilibrium of an axially symmetric plasma
Abstract
A new formulation for determining the twofluid equilibrium of an axially symmetric plasma is presented. The inertial force due to plasma motion is taken into account in the form of a modified electrostatic potential (due to the centrifugal force) and a modified magnetic field (due to the Coriolis' force). A set of partial differential equations which determines the modified flux functions and the selfconsistent electric and magnetic fields is derived under the assumption that the pressure is isotropic and is a function of the density and the flux function from an equation of state. The result is also formulated in the form of a variational principle which contains no constraints and hence is useful for numerical and perturbational analyses.
 Publication:

Physics of Fluids
 Pub Date:
 March 1978
 DOI:
 10.1063/1.862227
 Bibcode:
 1978PhFl...21..390W
 Keywords:

 Equilibrium Equations;
 Magnetohydrodynamic Stability;
 Plasma Physics;
 Rotating Plasmas;
 Two Fluid Models;
 Coriolis Effect;
 Electrostatics;
 Self Consistent Fields;
 Plasma Physics