A combined theory for magnetohydrodynamic equilibria with anisotropic pressure and magnetic shear

Jonathan David Brockie Hodgson, Thomas Neukirch

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Abstract

We present a new approach to the theory of magnetohydrodynamic equilibria with anisotropic pressure, magnetic shear and translational/rotational invariance. This approach involves combining two existing formalisms in order to eliminate their individual weaknesses. The theoretical aspects of the method are explored in detail along with numerical solutions which make use of the method. Eventually, this method could be applied to model various plasma systems, such as planetary magnetospheres.
Original languageEnglish
Article number105501
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
Volume50
Issue number10
Early online date2 Feb 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2017

Keywords

  • Anisotropic pressure
  • Equilibria
  • Shear field

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