Unipolar Injection: Finite Amplitude Convection

  • Antonio Castellanos
Conference paper
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 380)


The study of non linear instability showed that the convection which arises above the instability criterion is characterised by an amplitude greater than the ionic velocity μE. This result implies that the liquid has a high enough viscosity because it was derived by taking into account only the viscous effects.


Particle Method Convective Motion Approximate Analytical Solution Velocity Amplitude Instability Criterion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Castellanos
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SevillaSpain

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