The Processes of Energy/Momentum Exchange for Rotating Plasma Flows in Crossed External Fields

Author(s): Karimov AR and Murad PA

The processes of energy/momentum exchange in rotating plasma flows placed into crossed magnetic and electric fields is an issue of importance. Such flows are capable of transforming the energy from different degrees of freedom into another. The resulting energy and momentum from one degree can be altered owing to the interaction of the coupled nonlinear radial, axial and azimuthal electron-ion oscillations. These processes may lead to the acceleration of flow in the axial direction with these stable effects. This technology can be instrumental for creating efficient thrusters employing pulse transformations manipulated by the electric and magnetic fields. This would be suitable for space propulsion and other environmental effects.

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