A fully nonlinear Bernstein-Greene-Kruskal stationary solutionis found in the form of a quasi-three-dimensional chain of electron holes coupled to hydrodynamic vortices. This new coherent structure is enabled by the trapping and depletion of resonant particles, and the cyclotron dissipation of the singular current sheets. It is expected to play an important role in the collisionless magnetic field line reconnection in the drift-wave plasma regime, where it represents a plausible saturated state.

Kinetic vortex chain solution in the drift-wave plasma regime

PEGORARO, FRANCESCO
2000

Abstract

A fully nonlinear Bernstein-Greene-Kruskal stationary solutionis found in the form of a quasi-three-dimensional chain of electron holes coupled to hydrodynamic vortices. This new coherent structure is enabled by the trapping and depletion of resonant particles, and the cyclotron dissipation of the singular current sheets. It is expected to play an important role in the collisionless magnetic field line reconnection in the drift-wave plasma regime, where it represents a plausible saturated state.
Jovanovic, D; Pegoraro, Francesco
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