Title: Jeans instability of an inhomogeneous streaming dusty plasma
Authors: Pandey, Birendra Prasad ×
van der Holst, Bart
Vranjes, Jovo
Poedts, Stefaan #
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Indian academy sciences
Series Title: Pramana-journal of physics vol:61 issue:1 pages:109-120
Abstract: The dynamics of a self-gravitating unmagnetized, inhomogeneous, streaming dusty plasma is studied in the present work. The presence of the shear flow causes the coupling between gravitational and electrostatic forces. In the absence of self-gravity, the fluctuations in the plasma may grow at the expense of the density inhomogeneity and for certain wavelengths, such an unstable mode may dominate the usual streaming instability. However, in the presence of self-gravity, the plasma inhomogeneity causes an overlap between Jeans and streaming modes and collapse of the grain will continue at all wavelengths.
ISSN: 0304-4289
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Plasma-astrophysics Section
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