Linear stability of a magnetized dusty plasma is studied for the regime with Gm2d/q2d ≈ 1 (where G is the universal gravitational constant, md is the grain mass and qd is the grain charge). We demonstrate that the magnetic force plays a stabilizing role and, together with electrostatic repulsion, counters gravitational condensation. The implications of this result for astrophysical situations are briefly discussed.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Plasma Physics|
|Issue number||PART 3|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1996|