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Author Asenjo, F.A.; Comisso, L.; Mahajan, S.M.
Title Generalized magnetofluid connections in pair plasmas Type
Year 2015 Publication Physics Of Plasmas Abbreviated Journal Phys. Plasmas
Volume 22 Issue 12 Pages 4 pp
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Abstract We extend the magnetic connection theorem of ideal magnetohydrodynamics to nonideal relativistic pair plasmas. Adopting a generalized Ohm's law, we prove the existence of generalized magnetofluid connections that are preserved by the plasma dynamics. We show that these connections are related to a general antisymmetric tensor that unifies the electromagnetic and fluid fields. The generalized magnetofluid connections set important constraints on the plasma dynamics by forbidding transitions between configurations with different magnetofluid connectivity. An approximated solution is explicitly shown where the corrections due to current inertial effects are found. (C) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC.
Address [Asenjo, Felipe A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Ingn & Ciencias, Santiago 7941169, Chile, Email: felipe.asenjo@uai.cl;
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Publisher Amer Inst Physics Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 1070-664x ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000367460400019 Approved
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 573
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Author Mahajan, S.M.; Asenjo, F.A.
Title A statistical model for relativistic quantum fluids interacting with an intense electromagnetic wave Type
Year 2016 Publication Physics Of Plasmas Abbreviated Journal Phys. Plasmas
Volume 23 Issue 5 Pages 12 pp
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Abstract A statistical model for relativistic quantum fluids interacting with an arbitrary amplitude circularly polarized electromagnetic wave is developed in two steps. First, the energy spectrum and the wave function for a quantum particle (Klein Gordon and Dirac) embedded in the electromagnetic wave are calculated by solving the appropriate eigenvalue problem. The energy spectrum is anisotropic in the momentum K and reflects the electromagnetic field through the renormalization of the rest mass m to M = root m(2) + q(2)Q(2). Based on this energy spectrum of this quantum particle plus field combination (QPF), a statistical mechanics model of the quantum fluid made up of these weakly interacting QPF is developed. Preliminary investigations of the formalism yield highly interesting results-a new scale for temperature, and fundamental modification of the dispersion relation of the electromagnetic wave. It is expected that this formulation could, inter alia, uniquely advance our understanding of laboratory as well as astrophysical systems where one encounters arbitrarily large electromagnetic fields. (C) 2016 AIP Publishing LLC.
Address [Mahajan, Swadesh M.] Univ Texas Austin, Inst Fus Studies, Austin, TX 78712 USA, Email: mahajan@mail.utexas.edu;
Corporate Author Thesis
Publisher Amer Inst Physics Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 1070-664x ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000378427900152 Approved
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 638
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Author Mahajan, S.M.; Asenjo, F.A.
Title General connected and reconnected fields in plasmas Type
Year 2018 Publication Physics Of Plasmas Abbreviated Journal Phys. Plasmas
Volume 25 Issue 2 Pages 7 pp
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Abstract For plasma dynamics, more encompassing than the magnetohydrodynamical (MHD) approximation, the foundational concepts of “magnetic reconnection” may require deep revisions because, in the larger dynamics, magnetic field is no longer connected to the fluid lines; it is replaced by more general fields (one for each plasma specie) that are weighted combination of the electromagnetic and the thermal-vortical fields. We study the two-fluid plasma dynamics plasma expressed in two different sets of variables: the two-fluid (2F) description in terms of individual fluid velocities, and the one-fluid (1F) variables comprising the plasma bulk motion and plasma current. In the 2F description, a Connection Theorem is readily established; we show that, for each specie, there exists a Generalized (Magnetofluid/Electro-Vortic) field that is frozen-in the fluid and consequently remains, forever, connected to the flow. This field is an expression of the unification of the electromagnetic, and fluid forces (kinematic and thermal) for each specie. Since the magnetic field, by itself, is not connected in the first place, its reconnection is never forbidden and does not require any external agency (like resistivity). In fact, a magnetic field reconnection (local destruction) must be interpreted simply as a consequence of the preservation of the dynamical structure of the unified field. In the 1F plasma description, however, it is shown that there is no exact physically meaningful Connection Theorem; a general and exact field does not exist, which remains connected to the bulk plasma flow. It is also shown that the helicity conservation and the existence of a Connected field follow from the same dynamical structure; the dynamics must be expressible as an ideal Ohm's law with a physical velocity. This new perspective, emerging from the analysis of the post MHD physics, must force us to reexamine the meaning as well as our understanding of magnetic reconnection. Published by AIP Publishing.
Address [Mahajan, Swadesh M.] Univ Texas Austin, Inst Fus Studies, Austin, TX 78712 USA, Email: mahajan@mail.utexas.edu;
Corporate Author Thesis
Publisher Amer Inst Physics Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 1070-664x ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000426584700020 Approved
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 1038
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