Nonlinear propagation of short wavelength drift-Alfven waves

P. K. Shukla, H. L. Pecseli, Jens Juul Rasmussen

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    Making use of a kinetic ion and a hydrodynamic electron description together with the Maxwell equation, the authors derive a set of nonlinear equations which governs the dynamics of short wavelength ion drift-Alfven waves. It is shown that the nonlinear drift-Alfven waves can propagate as two-dimensional solitary vortices
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysica Scripta
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)171-174
    Publication statusPublished - 1986


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