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Relaxed plasma equilibria and entropy-related plasma self-organization principles

Dewar, Robert; Hole, Matthew; McGann, Mathew; Mills, Ruth; Hudson, Stuart R

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The concept of plasma relaxation as a constrained energy minimization is reviewed. Recent work by the authors on generalizing this approach to partially relaxed threedimensional plasma systems in a way consistent with chaos theory is discussed, with a view to clarifying the thermodynamic aspects of the variational approach used. Other entropy-related approaches to finding long-time steady states of turbulent or chaotic plasma systems are also briefly reviewed.

dc.contributor.authorDewar, Robert
dc.contributor.authorHole, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorMcGann, Mathew
dc.contributor.authorMills, Ruth
dc.contributor.authorHudson, Stuart R
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-21T03:58:22Z
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-20T06:05:03Z
dc.date.available2009-05-21T03:58:22Z
dc.date.available2010-12-20T06:05:03Z
dc.identifier.citationEntropy 10.4 (2008): 621-634
dc.identifier.issn1099-4300
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10440/295
dc.identifier.urihttp://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/10440/295
dc.description.abstractThe concept of plasma relaxation as a constrained energy minimization is reviewed. Recent work by the authors on generalizing this approach to partially relaxed threedimensional plasma systems in a way consistent with chaos theory is discussed, with a view to clarifying the thermodynamic aspects of the variational approach used. Other entropy-related approaches to finding long-time steady states of turbulent or chaotic plasma systems are also briefly reviewed.
dc.format14 pages
dc.publisherMolecular Diversity Preservation International
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dc.sourceEntropy
dc.source.urihttp://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/10/4/621/pdf
dc.subjectPlasma
dc.subjectFusion
dc.subjectRelaxation
dc.subjectChaos
dc.subjectTurbulence
dc.titleRelaxed plasma equilibria and entropy-related plasma self-organization principles
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesThis article belongs to the special issue Concepts of Entropy and Their Applications - Papers presented at the Meeting at University of Melbourne, 26 November - 11 December 2007.
local.identifier.citationvolume10
dcterms.dateAccepted2008-10-01
dc.date.issued2008-11-14
local.identifier.absfor020204 (70%), 020304 (20%), 020303 (10%)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4348025xPUB14
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationDewar, Robert, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Department of Theoretical Physics
local.contributor.affiliationHole, Matthew, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Department of Theoretical Physics
local.contributor.affiliationMcGann, Mathew, Graduate School
local.contributor.affiliationMills, Ruth, Faculty of Science
local.contributor.affiliationHudson, Stuart R, Princeton University
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage621
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage634
local.identifier.doi10.3390/e10040621
dc.date.updated2015-12-08T03:04:44Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-57149145017
local.identifier.thomsonID000264561200014
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