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Title: Rayleigh-Taylor vortices in a pair-ion plasma

The Rayleigh-Taylor (RT) vortices and the analytical solution of three-mode coupling in pair-ion plasmas are investigated. It is shown that the E×B convection of polarization drift is responsible for the saturation of growing RT instability and as a result the localized dipole vortex structures are formed. The shear flow generation due to the destruction of vortex structures is discussed by the Fourier mode analysis.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Instrumentation Science, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22408389
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ANALYTICAL SOLUTION; CONVECTION; COUPLING; DIPOLES; ION PAIRS; PLASMA; POLARIZATION; RAYLEIGH-TAYLOR INSTABILITY; SHEAR; VORTICES