Vlasov tokamak equilibria with shearad toroidal flow and anisotropic pressure

  title={Vlasov tokamak equilibria with shearad toroidal flow and anisotropic pressure},
  author={Ap. Kuiroukidis and G. N. Throumoulopoulos and Henri Tasso},
  journal={Physics of Plasmas},
By choosing appropriate deformed Maxwellian ion and electron distribution functions depending on the two particle constants of motion, i.e., the energy and toroidal angular momentum, we reduce the Vlasov axisymmetric equilibrium problem for quasineutral plasmas to a transcendental Grad-Shafranov-like equation. This equation is then solved numerically under the Dirichlet boundary condition for an analytically prescribed boundary possessing a lower X-point to construct tokamak equilibria with… 

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