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Author Brizard, A. J. ♦ Denton, R. E. ♦ Rogers, B. ♦ Lotko, W.
Source arXiv.org
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Date of Submission 2008-07-23
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword Physics - Plasma Physics ♦ Physics - Space Physics ♦ physics:physics
Abstract The polarization and magnetization effects associated with the dynamical reduction leading to the nonlinear gyrokinetic Vlasov-Maxwell equations are shown to introduce nonlinear finite-Larmor-radius effects into a set of nonlinear reduced-fluid equations previously derived by Lagrangian variational method [A.J. Brizard, Phys. Plasmas 12, 092302 (2005)]. These intrinsically nonlinear FLR effects, which are associated with the transformation from guiding-center phase-space dynamics to gyrocenter phase-space dynamics, are different from the standard FLR corrections associated with the transformation from particle to guiding-center phase-space dynamics. We also present the linear dispersion relation and results from a nonlinear simulation code using these reduced-fluid equations. The simulation results (in both straight and dipole geometries) demonstrate that the equations describe the coupled dynamics of Alfven and sound waves and that the total simulation energy is conserved.
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Page Count 18


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