On the instability of electrostatic waves in a nonuniform electron-positron magnetoplasma
2008 (English)In: Physics Letters A, ISSN 0375-9601, E-ISSN 1873-2429, Vol. 372, no 22, 4067-4075 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
The dispersion properties of three-dimensional electrostatic waves in a nonuniform electron-positron (EP) magnetoplasma are analyzed. A new dispersion relation is derived by use of the electron and positron density responses arising from the electron and positron continuity and Poisson equations. In the local approximation, the dispersion relation admits two wave modes with different velocities. The growth rates of various modes are illustrated both analytically and numerically. Considering the temperature gradients produces a linearly stable transverse mode. The growth rate of the slow mode instability due to the density inhomogeneity only is the highest one, though it appears at higher thermal energy. The angle of the wave propagation affects drastically on the instability features in each case. The applications of the present analysis are briefly discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2008. Vol. 372, no 22, 4067-4075 p.
extragalactic radio-sources, Alfven vortices, neutron-star, plasmas, driven, modes, vortex, field
Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-117498DOI: 10.1016/j.physleta.2008.03.024ISI: 000256463900021OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-117498DiVA: diva2:908719