Articles | Volume 10, issue 1/2
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 10, 139–149, 2003
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-10-139-2003

Special issue: 4th International Workshop on Nonlinear Waves and Chaos in...

Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 10, 139–149, 2003
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-10-139-2003

  30 Apr 2003

30 Apr 2003

Non-equilibrium quasi-stationary states in a magnetized plasma

K. Rypdal, J.-V. Paulsen, O. E. Garcia, S. V. Ratynskaia, and V. I. Demidov K. Rypdal et al.
  • Department of Physics, University of Tromsø, 9037 Tromsø, Norway

Abstract. Non-equilibrium quasi-stationary states resulting from curvature driven interchange instabilities and drift-wave instabilities in a low beta, weakly ionized, magnetized plasma are investigated in the context of laboratory experiments in a toroidal configuration. Analytic modelling, numerical simulations and experimental results are discussed with emphasis on identifying the unstable modes and understanding the physics of anomalous particle and energy fluxes and their linkage to self-organized pressure profiles.