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    • Collisionless current sheet equilibria 

      Neukirch, Thomas; Wilson, Fiona; Allanson, Oliver Douglas (2018-01) - Journal article
      Current sheets are important for the structure and dynamics of many plasma systems. In space and astrophysical plasmas they play a crucial role in activity processes, for example by facilitating the release of magnetic ...
    • 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 ...
    • The investigation of quasi-separatrix layers in solar magnetic fields 

      Restante, Anna Lisa (University of St Andrews, 2011-06-20) - Thesis
      The structure of the magnetic field is often an important factor in many energetic processes in the solar corona. To determine the topology of the magnetic field features such as null points, separatrix surfaces, and ...