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  • Equilibrium and dynamics of collisionless current sheets 

    Harrison, Michael George (University of St Andrews, 2009-06-24) - Thesis
    In this thesis examples of translationally invariant one-dimensional (1D) Vlasov-Maxwell (VM) equilibria are investigated. The 1D VM equilibrium equations are equivalent to the motion of a pseudoparticle in a conservative ...
  • Equilibrium and stability properties of collisionless current sheet models 

    Wilson, Fiona (University of St Andrews, 2013-06-28) - Thesis
    The work in this thesis focuses primarily on equilibrium and stability properties of collisionless current sheet models, in particular of the force-free Harris sheet model. A detailed investigation is carried out into ...