TITLE

Quantum effects on the Rayleigh–Taylor instability in a horizontal inhomogeneous rotating plasma

AUTHOR(S)
Hoshoudy, G. A.
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Physics of Plasmas;Jun2009, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p064501
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The Rayleigh–Taylor instability is studied analytically in inhomogeneous plasma rotating uniformly in an external transverse magnetic field. The influence of the quantum mechanism is considered. For a stratified layer the linear growth rate is obtained. Some special cases that isolate the effect of various parameters on the growth rate of the Rayleigh–Taylor instability are discussed. It is shown that for some cases, the presence of the external transverse magnetic field beside the quantum effect will bring about more stability on the Rayleigh–Taylor instability.
ACCESSION #
42961128

 

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