Bulletin of the Lebedev Physics Institute

, Volume 42, Issue 5, pp 133–137 | Cite as

Stationary cylindrical structures in pinch discharges

  • V. Ya. NikulinEmail author
  • S. A. Startsev
  • S. P. Tsybenko


Stationary cylindrical plasma structures are numerically studied in the simple model within the Davydov-Zakharov formalism. It is shown that such solutions exist in the presence of tangential discontinuities and discontinuity in which a magnetic field, remaining unchanged in magnitude, reverses its direction. The found structures depend on two parameters: the minimum plasma density in the plasma channel and the radius at which this density is reached. The found solutions describe filaments in pinch discharges.


pinch discharges London current tangential discontinuity current filaments 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Ya. Nikulin
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • S. A. Startsev
    • 2
  • S. P. Tsybenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Financial University under the Government of the Russian FederationMoscowRussia
  3. 3.National Research Nuclear University “MEPhI”MoscowRussia

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