GROWTH RATE OF INSTABILITIES IN STRATIFIED PLASMAS.
INNSBRUCK UNIV (AUSTRIA) INST FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS
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The purpose of the paper is to investigate effects of a discontinuous, inhomogeneous magnetic field and gravitational effects on the growth rate of Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities in inhomogeneous plasmas within the framework of ideal MGD. It is shown that an increasing nonuniform magnetic field with a sole component in the direction of the flow has a destabilizing effect as soon as a critical magnetic field is reached. Author
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics