TITLE

Equilibrium, multistability, and chiral asymmetry in rotated mirror plasmas

AUTHOR(S)
Valanju, P. M.; Mahajan, S. M.; Quevedo, H. J.
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Physics of Plasmas;Jun2006, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p062105
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The Hall term in two-fluid magnetohydrodynamics is shown to be necessary to balance the curl of the ion inertial force in a rotating plasma with spatially nonuniform crossed electric and magnetic fields. Two-fluid solutions are obtained that qualitatively explain the multistable rotational response observed in magneto-Bernoulli experiment, imply chiral symmetry breaking, i.e., handedness, and yield new dynamo-like electromotive terms in the effective circuit equation for externally rotated mirror plasma equilibria.
ACCESSION #
21487766

 

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