Hydromagnetic Plasma Instabilities
The further we pursue our study of the plasma state, the clearer it becomes that instabilities play a central role in plasma phenomenon. In very many cases the equilibrium of a plasma is stationary,* i.e., in the absence of a perturbation the plasma state can persist indefinitely, although it is unstable to an arbitrarily small perturbation.
KeywordsMagnetic Field Field Line Magnetic Field Line Plasma State Convective Motion
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