Parallel electron velocity shear instability in a magnetized plasma

B. Eliasson, P. K. Shukla, J. O. Hall

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Abstract

It is shown that the parallel electron velocity shear can destabilize low-frequency (in comparison with the electron gyrofrequency) electrostatic waves in a magnetized plasma. A new dispersion relation is derived and solved for the parameters relevant for laboratory experiments of velocity shear instabilities in a magnetized plasma.
Original languageEnglish
Article number024502
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2006

Keywords

  • plasma
  • velocity shear
  • instability

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