Journal of Plasma Physics

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Nonlinear waves in twirling plasmas

A. R. KARIMOVa1

a1 Institute for High Temperatures of RAS, Izhorskaya 13/19, Moscow, 127412, Russia (akarimov@mtu-net.ru)

Abstract

The dynamics of nonlinear two-dimensional plasma waves under non-equilibrium conditions is studied in the framework of the two-fluid hydrodynamic approach. The field of initial velocities for a twirling cylindrical plasma is considered as the initial non-equilibrium state. The influence of initial conditions on the formation and existence of nonlinear electron waves is discussed.

(Received January 09 2009)

(Accepted January 22 2009)

(Online publication March 02 2009)