Accession Number:

AD0658044

Title:

STABILITY OF HELMHOLTZ PLASMA FLOW IN A DISCONTINUOUS MAGNETIC FIELD,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INNSBRUCK UNIV (AUSTRIA) INST FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-06-27

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

An investigation is made of linear stability effects of time dependent plasma flow of Helmholtz type in a discontinuous magnetic field by means of Laplace transforms. The stabilities arise because of a tangential discontinuity of velocities between two streams of a homogeneous, nondissipative, incompressible, isotropic plasma. The plasma is characterised by a negative Richardson number and constant Alfven velocity which has a jump at the interface. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE