Effect of rotation and self-gravity on the propagation of MHD waves

  • Daniel Atnafu ChekoleEmail author
  • Gebretsadikan Woldmhret Bahta


Magnetohydrodynamics waves and instabilities in rotating, self-gravitating, anisotropic and collision-less plasma were investigated. The general dispersion relation was obtained using standard mode analysis by constructing the linearized set of equations. The wave mode solutions and stability properties of the dispersion relations are discussed in the propagations transverse and parallel to the magnetic field. These special cases are discussed considering the axis of rotation to be in transverse and along the magnetic field. In the case of propagation transverse to the magnetic field with axis of rotation parallel to the magnetic field, we derived the dispersion relation modified by rotation and self-gravitation. In the case of propagation parallel to the magnetic field with axis of rotation perpendicular to the magnetic field, we obtained two separate modes affected by rotation and self-gravitation. This indicates that the Slow mode and fire hose instability are not affected by rotation. Numerical analysis was performed for oblique propagation to show the effect of rotation and self-gravitation. It is found that rotation has an effect of reducing the value of the phase speeds on the fast and Alfven wave modes, but self-gravitation affect only on the Slow modes, thereby reducing the phase speed compare to the ideal magneto hydrodynamic (MHD) case.


Rotation self-gravity MHD instability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Atnafu Chekole
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gebretsadikan Woldmhret Bahta
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Space Science and Application Research DevelopmentEthiopian Space Science and Technology InstituteAddis AbabaEthiopia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsMekelle UniversityMekelleEthiopia

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