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Alfvén Waves in Electrically Confined Monopole Plasma

A. A. Souza de Assis, H. Torres-Silva, C. A. de Azevedo, J. Lopez-Bonilla


We consider in this paper the natural eigenmodes of a neutralized, fully ionized, magnetic charged plasma, confined by an equilibrium background electric field -E0. We show that electro-hydrodynamic waves can be excited in such plasmas, and the modes are similar in structure to Alfvén waves in magneto-hydrodynamic - MHD plasmas, they can propagate as shear waves or compressive waves, and can be considered the Alfvén modes of this type of plasma. 

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