Chapter 4. Magnetoplasma Stability

  1. Prof Dr. L. C. Woods

Published Online: 24 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527618064.ch4

Physics of Plasmas

Physics of Plasmas

How to Cite

Woods, L. C. (2003) Magnetoplasma Stability, in Physics of Plasmas, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527618064.ch4

Author Information

  1. University of Oxford and Balliol College, leslie.woods@balliol.oxford.ac.uk

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 29 OCT 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527404612

Online ISBN: 9783527618064

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Keywords:

  • microinstabilities;
  • acceleration;
  • perturbation;
  • spectrum;
  • curvature

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Rayleigh-Taylor and Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities

  • Interchange instabilities

  • Instabilities of a cylindrical plasma

  • The energy principle

  • Resistive instabilities

  • The two-stream instability

  • Fibrillation of magnetic fields