Spiral pattern formation in a rotating laboratory plasma

Masayoshi Y. Tanaka, Mitsuo Kono

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Abstract

A spiral structure has been observed in a magnetized cylindrical plasma, and identified as a density modulation pattern excited in a rotating plasma. Low frequency electrostatic perturbation is described using the two fluids approximation. The solution is obtained numerically, showing a good agreement with the experimental observation. A universal mechanism of spiral pattern formation is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlasmas in the Laboratory and in the Universe
Subtitle of host publicationNew Insights and New Challenges
EditorsRoberto Pozzoli, Daniela Farina, Giuseppe Bertin
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Pages451-454
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0735401764
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 6 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Symposium on Plasmas in the Laboratory and in the Universe: New Insights and New Challenges - Como, Italy
Duration: Sept 16 2003Sept 19 2003

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume703
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherInternational Symposium on Plasmas in the Laboratory and in the Universe: New Insights and New Challenges
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityComo
Period9/16/039/19/03

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy

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