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Radio Science

The Instability of Inhomogeneous Plasma Streams


  • I. Zhelyazkov,

  • A. A. Rukhadze


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 [1880] is valid, it is not so for plasma streams.

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