The Instability of Inhomogeneous Plasma Streams
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1972 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 7, Issue 8-9, pages 857–870, August-September 1972
How to Cite
1972), The Instability of Inhomogeneous Plasma Streams, Radio Sci., 7(8, 9), 857–870, doi:10.1029/RS007i008p00857., and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 28 APR 1972
The instability of plane-parallel plasma streams with a nonuniform velocity profile, both in the absence and in the presence of a longitudinal magnetic field, has been investigated. The results for plasma streams are compared with those of ideal conductive liquid flows. Although for instability in a plane-parallel ideal-liquid flow the theorem of Rayleigh  is valid, it is not so for plasma streams.