Accession Number:

AD0257449

Title:

ON MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC STABILITY OF A SELF-GRAVITATING PLASMA

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MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK INST FOR FLUID DYNAMICS AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS

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Report Date:

1961-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Following Kruskal and Schwarzschild Proc. Roy. Soc. A223348, 1954 boundary conditions are deduced which apply on the free surface of a self-gravitating plasma. These equations are applied to study the stability problems of a self-gravitating plasma. It is proved that the stable length of the compression waves in an infinite homogeneous plasma is increased by the presence of a uniform magnetic field. The stability of a self-gravitating plasma cylinder of infinite length is worked out and it is seen that a magnetic field of the order of 5.10 to the 6th power gauss increases the stable length of the plasma cylinder by more than ten times. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE