Large-scale Alfvén vortices

Onishchenko, O. G., Pokhotelov, O. A., Horton, W., Scullion, Eamon and Fedun, V. (2015) Large-scale Alfvén vortices. Physics of Plasmas, 22 (12). p. 122901. ISSN 1070-664X

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The new type of large-scale vortex structures of dispersionless Alfvén waves in collisionless plasma is investigated. It is shown that Alfvén waves can propagate in the form of Alfvén vortices of finite characteristic radius and characterised by magnetic flux ropes carrying orbital angular momentum. The structure of the toroidal and radial velocity, fluid and magnetic field vorticity, the longitudinal electric current in the plane orthogonal to the external magnetic field are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F300 Physics
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2018 09:33
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 07:45

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