Acceleration of dust particles by vortex ring

ZAHIDA EHSAN, N. L. TSINTSADZE, J. VRANJES, R. KHAN, S. POEDTS
2010 Journal of Plasma Physics  
It is shown that nonlinear interaction between large amplitude circularly polarized EM wave and dusty plasma leads to a non-stationary ponderomotive force, which in turn produces a vortex ring and magnetic field. Then the ensuing vortex ring in the direction of propagation of the pump wave can accelerate the micron-size dust particles, which are initially at rest and eventually form a non-relativistic dust jet. This effect is purely non-stationary and unlike linear vortices, dust particles do
more » ... dust particles do not rotate here. Specifically, it is pointed out that the vortex ring or closed filament can become potential candidate for the acceleration of dust in tokamak plasmas.
doi:10.1017/s0022377810000280 fatcat:ge7f42dns5abbckfc5pdfd6yoq