Rotationally convected drift wave instability in an inhomogeneous plasma column

Aldridge, R. V. and Keen, B. E. (1970) Rotationally convected drift wave instability in an inhomogeneous plasma column. Plasma Physics, 12 (1). pp. 1-16. ISSN 0032-1028

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Abstract

This rotation is associated with an azimuthal drift arising from the existence of a radial electric field and a longitudinal magnetic field. The observed oscillation frequency appears to be related to the rotational frequency. The methods of measurement of both the instability and the rotational frequency are discussed. A theory is developed based on the two-fluid equations in slab geometry, in which an electric field parallel to the direction of the density variation and perpendicular to a magnetic field is considered. Collisions of the ions with neutrals are also taken into account. The theoretical predictions are then compared with the experimental observations; relatively good agreement with the measurements is obtained.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
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Depositing User: Vishal Gautam
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2011 14:08
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 18:27
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/23839
DOI: 10.1088/0032-1028/12/1/001

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