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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Nonlinear dynamics of electromagnetic turbulence in a nonuniform magnetized plasma|
|Abstract:||By using the hydrodynamic electron response with fixed (kinetic) ions along with Poisson's equation as well as Ampere's law, a system of nonlinear equations for low-frequency (in comparison with the electron gyrofrequency) long-(short-) wavelength electromagnetic waves in a nonuniform resistive magnetoplasma has been derived. The plasma contains equilibrium density gradient and sheared equilibrium plasma flows. In the linear limit, local dispersion relations are obtained and analyzed. It is found that sheared equilibrium flows can cause instability of Alfven-like electromagnetic waves even in the absence of a density gradient. Furthermore, it is shown that possible stationary solutions of the nonlinear equations without dissipation can be represented in the form of various types of vortices. On the other hand, the temporal behavior of our nonlinear dissipative systems without the equilibrium density inhomogeneity can be described by the generalized Lorenz equations which admit chaotic trajectories. The density inhomogeneity may lead to even qualitative changes in the chaotic dynamics. The results of our investigation should be useful in understanding the linear and nonlinear properties of nonthermal electromagnetic waves in space and laboratory plasmas. (C) 1998 American Institute of Physics.|
|Editor:||Amer Inst Physics|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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