A review talk presented at  the Trieste Autumn College on Plasma Physics: Long-Lived Structures and Self Organization in Plasmas

Alfvén Wave Filamentation

Involved in that work are :

Stephanie Champeaux (Engineer at CEA)
Dimitri Laveder (IR2, CNRS, OCA)
Thierry Passot
Pierre-Louis Sulem

Physical context and main results


Remarks on the parallel propagation of small-amplitude Alfvén waves   Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 6,  169-178 (1999).

Alfvén wave filamentation beyond the envelope formalism  Physica Scripta, T84,  38--41 (2000).

Instabilities and filamentation of dispersive Alfvén waves  Proceedings of the fourth UNAM Supercomputing Conference; Computational Fluid Dynamics,
Mexico City, June 27-30 2000; World Scientific.

Direct numerical simulation of Alfvén-wave filamentation in Hall-MHD  Proc. 2000 International Congress on Plasma Physics; (Quebec City, Oct. 23-27, 2000), 204-207.

Transverse collapse of low-frequency Alfvén waves  Physica D, 152-153,  694--704 (2001).

Transverse dynamics of dispersive Alfvén waves: I. Direct numerical evidence of filamentation : Phys. Plasmas, 9, 293-304 (2002).

Transverse dynamics of dispersive Alfvén waves II. Driving of a reduced MHD flow :   Phys. Plasmas, 9, 305-314 (2002).

Wave collapse in dispersive magnetohydrodynamics: direct simulations and envelope modeling.   Physica D,  184, 237-258 (2003).

A movie

Filamentation instability of long Alfvén waves in warm collisionless plasmasPhys. Plasmas, 10, 3914-3921 (2003).

Landau-fluid model for dispersive MHD waves in collisionless plasmas

Long-Alfvén-wave trains in collisionless plasmas. I. Kinetic theory,   Phys. Plasmas, 10, 3887-3905 (2003).

Long-Alfvén-wave trains in collisionless plasmas. II A Landau-fluid approach, Phys. Plasmas, 10, 3906-3913 (2003).

A fluid description for Landau damping of dispersive MHD waves   Nonlinear Proc. Geophys.,  11, 245-258 (2004).

A Landau fluid model for dispersive magnetohydrodynamics   Phys. Plasmas 11, 5173-5189 (2004).

Towards fluid simulations of dispersive MHD waves in a warm collisionless plasma  in ``Dynamical Processes in Critical Regions of the Heliosphere'',  R. von Steiger and M. Gedalin eds.,
Advances in Space Research,  in press.

Landau-fluid simulations of Alfvén-wave instabilities in a warm collisionless plasma  Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics 11, 609-618 (2004).

A Landau -fluid model for dispersive magnetohydrodynamics   Talk given at the conference "Magnetic Fields in the Universe", Angra dos Reis, Brésil, November 28 - December 3, 2004.

 A Landau fluid model for warm collisionless plasmas  Phys. Plasmas, sous presse.