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Entropy 2008, 10(4), 621-634; doi:10.3390/e10040621
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Relaxed Plasma Equilibria and Entropy-Related Plasma Self-Organization Principles

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Received: 3 June 2008; Accepted: 1 October 2008 / Published: 14 November 2008
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Abstract: The concept of plasma relaxation as a constrained energy minimization is reviewed. Recent work by the authors on generalizing this approach to partially relaxed threedimensional plasma systems in a way consistent with chaos theory is discussed, with a view to clarifying the thermodynamic aspects of the variational approach used. Other entropy-related approaches to finding long-time steady states of turbulent or chaotic plasma systems are also briefly reviewed.
Keywords: Plasma; Fusion; Relaxation; Chaos; Turbulence Plasma; Fusion; Relaxation; Chaos; Turbulence
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Dewar, R.L.; Hole, M.J.; McGann, M.; Mills, R.; Hudson, S.R. Relaxed Plasma Equilibria and Entropy-Related Plasma Self-Organization Principles. Entropy 2008, 10, 621-634.

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Dewar RL, Hole MJ, McGann M, Mills R, Hudson SR. Relaxed Plasma Equilibria and Entropy-Related Plasma Self-Organization Principles. Entropy. 2008; 10(4):621-634.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Dewar, Robert L.; Hole, Matthew J.; McGann, Mathew; Mills, Ruth; Hudson, Stuart R. 2008. "Relaxed Plasma Equilibria and Entropy-Related Plasma Self-Organization Principles." Entropy 10, no. 4: 621-634.


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