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The impact of magnetic geometry on wave modes in cylindrical plasmas

Chang, Lei


Both space and laboratory plasmas can be associated with static magnetic field, and the field geometry varies from uniform to non-uniform. This thesis investigates the impact of magnetic geometry on wave modes in cylindrical plasmas. The cylindrical configuration is chosen so as to explore this impact in a tractable but experimentally realisable configuration. Three magnetic geometries are considered: uniform, focused and rippled. For a uniform magnetic field, wave oscillations in a plasma...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-04-23
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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