Theory for Spiral Structure Formation in Rotating Plasmas

Mitsuo Kono, Masayoshi Tanaka

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A theory of spiral structure formation has been formulated in magnetized rotating plasmas subjected to various kind of instabilities such as the collisional drift wave instability, flute mode instability due to centrifugal force and Kelvin-Helmhotz instability. The characteristic features of spiral structures observed experimentally in ECR plasmas are shown to be reproduced by our theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-51
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica Scripta T
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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