Stationary self-consistent solutions of the Vlasov-Maxwell system in a magnetized plasma (so called Vlasov equilibria) with both density and temperature gradients are investigated analytically in the limit of weak inhomogeneities. These solutions provide a simple class of self-consistent equilibria that can be used as a convenient starting point for numerical studies such as the study of the effects of temperature gradient and temperature anisotropy on the nonlinear development of reconnection instabilities in a kinetic plasma regime. (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics.
|Autori:||Montagna C; Pegoraro F|
|Titolo:||Vlasov-Maxwell plasma equilibria with temperature and density gradients: Weak inhomogeneity limit|
|Anno del prodotto:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1063/1.2718911|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|