TITLE

A novel method to construct stationary solutions of the Vlasov–Maxwell system

AUTHOR(S)
Suzuki, Akihiro; Shigeyama, Toshikazu
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
Physics of Plasmas;Apr2008, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p042107
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A novel method to derive stationary solutions of the Vlasov–Maxwell system is established. This method is based on the assumption that the deviation of the velocity distribution from the Maxwell–Boltzmann distribution can be expanded by the Hermite polynomials. By applying our method, a new two-dimensional equilibrium is derived, which may provide an initial setup for investigations of three-dimensional collisionless reconnection of magnetic fields.
ACCESSION #
31881448

 

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