Fluid Dynamics

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 445–448 | Cite as

Development of two- and three-dimensional perturbations in the case of an ionization instability in a channel with nonconducting walls

  • V. M. Zubtsov
  • O. A. Sinkevich


An lonization instability of a plasma bounded by nonconducting walls is investigated taking into account electron thermal conduction. The wave vector is considered directed at some angle to the magnetic field direction. Perturbations with a wave vector orthogonal to the magnetic field induction vector turn out to be most unstable. A relatively simple formula to compute the neutral curve separating the stability and instability domains is obtained.


Magnetic Field Thermal Conduction Wave Vector Simple Formula Field Direction 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. M. Zubtsov
    • 1
  • O. A. Sinkevich
    • 1
  1. 1.Irkutsk, Moscow

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