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- MHD surface waves in a resistive cylindrical plasma at low to ion cyclotron frequency
- Collins, G. A.; Cramer, N. F.; Donnelly, I. J.
- The first radial eigenmode of a nonaxisymmetric compressional wave in a cylindrical plasma surrounded by an insulating boundary is identified as a surface wave at low frequencies. The properties of these surface waves depend on the sign of the poloidal wavenumber m. For m positive there is a smooth change from surface wave behaviour at low frequencies to body wave behaviour at higher frequencies, typically around the ion cyclotron frequency. For m negative the wave has anomalous behaviour as it only exists below the ion cyclotron frequency and it resembles a torsional wave. The surface waves are first extensively analysed using a collisionless plasma model. Resistive effects are then included and are found to strongly modify the wave field profiles in a highly collisional plasma. Some comparison with experiment is given and further experiments are suggested.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Vol. 26, no. 1 B (Jan 1984), pp. 273-292
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics
- Alfven wave heating; Magnetohydrodynamic waves; MHD waves; Plasma physics
- Institute of Physics Publishing
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 1984 Institute of Physics and Pergamon Press Ltd.
- Peer reviewed