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Author Pellat, R. ♦ Hurricane, O. ♦ Luciani, J.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION ♦ MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS ♦ COLLISIONLESS PLASMA ♦ BOLTZMANN-VLASOV EQUATION ♦ BALLOONING INSTABILITY ♦ STELLAR WINDS ♦ ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS ♦ PROTONS ♦ EQUILIBRIUM ♦ FLUCTUATIONS ♦ THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS
Abstract A {open_quote}{open_quote}magnetohydrodynamiclike{close_quote}{close_quote} theory has been previously developed for chaotic nonintegrable proton orbits which occur in highly stressed magnetic configurations. In this paper we give the solution to the Vlasov equation to next order in expansion of the particle bounce motion. The new contribution, a Boltzmann-like operator, provides a collisionless dissipation mechanism which may destabilize drift or drift ballooning Alfv{acute e}n waves in high {beta} plasmas. We discuss a number of applications of this new, potentially reconnective, mechanism in the magnetosphere, in stellar wind formation, and in the galactic dynamo. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}
ISSN 00319007
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1996-11-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physical Review Letters
Volume Number 77
Issue Number 21


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