From liquid crystal models to the guiding-center theory of magnetized plasmas

Abstract

Upon combining Northrop’s picture of charged particle motion with modern liquid crystal theories, this paper provides a new description of guiding center dynamics (to lowest order). This new perspective is based on a rotation gauge field (gyrogauge) that encodes rotations around the magnetic field. In liquid crystal theory, an analogue rotation field is… (More)

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@inproceedings{Tronci2016FromLC, title={From liquid crystal models to the guiding-center theory of magnetized plasmas}, author={Cesare Tronci}, year={2016} }