An explanation of the sheath instability

B. P. Pandey*, Subrata Roy

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

15 Citations (Scopus)


The sheath instability in terms of Rayleigh-Taylor (RT) instability was discussed. When the sheath accelerated in its plasma bound motion a top-heavy equilibrium was observed which caused instability in the sheath. It was concluded that the sheath instability can be explained as RT instability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-8
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'An explanation of the sheath instability'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this