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Title: Electrostatics of moving plasma

The stability of charge distribution over the surface of a conducting body in moving plasma is analyzed. Using a finite-width plate streamlined by a cold neutralized electron flow as an example, it is shown that an electrically neutral body can be unstable against the development of spontaneous polarization. The plasma parameters at which such instability takes place, as well as the frequency and growth rate of the fundamental mode of instability, are determined.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Russian Academy of Sciences, Prokhorov General Physics Institute (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22149310
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Plasma Physics Reports; Journal Volume: 39; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; http://www.springer-ny.com; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CHARGE DISTRIBUTION; ELECTRONS; ELECTROSTATICS; INSTABILITY; PLASMA; PLATES; POLARIZATION; SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION; STABILITY; SURFACES