A study of solitary plasma rings in axisymmetric plasma configurations
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics.
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In this thesis, we search for the plasma and field configurations that can exist under stationary conditions around a collapsed object such as a black hole. Regimes where the iso rotational condition corresponding to negligible magnetic field diffusion have been considered. Under the basic assumptions made in this analysis, we find axisymmetric radially localized solitary plasma configurations. We identify the constraint that restricts separability of solutions in the radial and vertical directions. Taking different limits of the ratio [Delta]2/r / [Delta]2/z we find plasma configurations with a solitary or a pair of rings. Considering the restrictions imposed by the constraint equation and the basic assumptions we suggest problems for further investigation.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, 2013.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (page 35).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology