Long-wavelength limit of the E×B instability
Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
This paper is not subject to U.S. copyright. Published in 1983 by the American Geophysical Union.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics (1978–2012)
Volume 88, Issue A12, pages 10263–10265, 1 December 1983
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1983), Long-wavelength limit of the E×B instability, J. Geophys. Res., 88(A12), 10263–10265, doi:10.1029/JA088iA12p10263., and (
- Issue published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 17 AUG 1983
- Manuscript Received: 24 MAR 1983
We present an analytical expression for the growth rate of the E×B instability in the long-wavelength limit, i.e., kyLn ≪ 1, where ky is the wave number and Ln is the scale length of the density gradient. Specifically, we obtain results for the case of a single discontinuity in plasma density.