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Magneto-gravitational instability of a fluid through porous medium including finite ion Larmor radius

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Abstract

The magneto-gravitational instability of an infinite, homogenous, and infinitely conducting plasma flowing through a porous medium is studied. The finite ion Larmor radius (FLR) effects and viscosity are also incorporated in the analysis. The prevalent magnetic field is assumed to be uniform and acting in the vertical direction. A general dispersion relation has been obtained from the relevant linearized perturbation equations of the problem. The wave propagation parallel and perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field have been discussed. It is found that the condition of the instability is determined by the Jeans criterion for a self-gravitating, infinitely conducting, magnetized fluid through a porous medium. Furthermore, for transverse perturbation FLR is found to have stabilizing influence when the medium is considered inviscid.

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Chhajlani, R.K., Sanghvi, R.K. Magneto-gravitational instability of a fluid through porous medium including finite ion Larmor radius. Astrophys Space Sci 113, 341–347 (1985). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00650969

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Keywords

  • Viscosity
  • Magnetic Field
  • Porous Medium
  • Wave Propagation
  • Dispersion Relation