Compressibility and heat capacity of rotating plasma

V. I. Geyko, N. J. Fisch

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A rotating plasma column is shown to exhibit unusual heat capacity effects under compression. For near equilibrium thermodynamics and smooth wall conditions, the heat capacity depends on the plasma density, on the speed of the rotation, and on the mass ratio. For a certain range of parameters, the storage of energy in the electric field produces a significant increase in the heat capacity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number022113
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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