Accession Number : AD0612225

Title :   ADDENDUM ON INERTIAL INTERCHANGE MODES,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF MICROWAVE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Coppi,B.

Report Date : 07 SEP 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : In a recent letter (Physics Letters, 11:226 (1964)), we considered the effects of electron inertia on plasma stability. However, because of an inconsistency in the ordering procedure, only the resistive unstable branch of the growth rates for interchange modes, as resulting from the reported dispersion relation, was regarded as significant. Here we show that the regime where the interchange instability is only governed by electron inertia can be consistently considered, and also derive a dispersion relation from which all previous results obtained in collisional or collisionless regimes can be deduced as special cases.

Descriptors :   (*PLASMAS(PHYSICS), ELECTRONS), (*ELECTRONS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS)), STABILITY, EQUATIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE