Accession Number:

AD0683352

Title:

GROWTH RATE OF INSTABILITIES IN STRATIFIED PLASMAS.

Descriptive Note:

Scientific rept.,

Corporate Author:

INNSBRUCK UNIV (AUSTRIA) INST FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-12-30

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE