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Title: Rayleigh-Taylor instability in an equal mass plasma

The Rayleigh-Taylor (RT) instability in an inhomogeneous pair-ion plasma has been analyzed. Considering two fluid model for two species of ions (positive and negative), we obtain the possibility of the existence of RT instability. The growth rate of the RT instability as usual depends on gravity and density gradient scale length. The results are discussed in context of pair-ion plasma experiments.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Department of Instrumentation Science, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700 032 (India)
  2. Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Calcutta 92, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata 700 009 (India)
  3. Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 1/AF Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700 064 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22303432
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; FLUIDS; GRAVITATION; IONS; PLASMA; RAYLEIGH-TAYLOR INSTABILITY