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Vortices in strongly magnetized nonuniform electron-positron-ion plasmas

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The nonlinear mode coupling equations for electrostatic and electromagnetic waves in strongly magnetized nonuniform electron-positron-ion plasmas are derived. It is found that a small fraction of stationary ions (or high-Z charged impurities) can be responsible for the formation of coherent vortices which are forbidden when the ions are absent. Such vortices might significantly affect the transport properties of electron-positron plasmas in external magnetic fields.

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Jammalamadaka, S., Shukla, P.K. & Stenflo, L. Vortices in strongly magnetized nonuniform electron-positron-ion plasmas. Astrophys Space Sci 240, 39–43 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00640194

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  • Magnetic Field
  • Vortex
  • Transport Property
  • Electromagnetic Wave
  • External Magnetic Field