A model for transonic plasma flow

Luca Guazzotto, Eliezer Hameiri

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A linear, two-dimensional model of a transonic plasma flow in equilibrium is constructed and given an explicit solution in the form of a complex Laplace integral. The solution indicates that the transonic state can be solved as an elliptic boundary value problem, as is done in the numerical code FLOW [Guazzotto et al., Phys. Plasmas 11, 604 (2004)]. Moreover, the presence of a hyperbolic region does not necessarily imply the presence of a discontinuity or any other singularity of the solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number022512
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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