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Title: Modified Jeans instability for dust grains in a plasma
Authors: Delzanno, GL ×
Lapenta, Giovanni #
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: American physical soc
Series Title: Physical review letters vol:94 issue:17
Article number: 175005
Abstract: An investigation of the properties of linear stability is conducted for a system consisting of particles having mass m and charge q, interacting through the gravitational and electrostatic force (Jeans instability). However, in light of recent works showing that dust particles in a plasma can have a Lennard-Jones-like shielding potential, a new set of equations has been derived, where the electrostatic interaction among the dust particles is Lennard-Jones-like instead of Coulomb-like. A new condition for the gravitational instability is derived, showing a broader spectrum of unstable modes with faster growth rates.
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ISSN: 0031-9007
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Plasma-astrophysics Section
× corresponding author
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