Dynamics of a magnetized gravitating dusty plasma

L. Mahanta*, B. J. Saikia, B. P. Pandey, S. Bujarbarua

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-406
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Plasma Physics
Issue numberPART 3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1996
Externally publishedYes

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    Mahanta, L., Saikia, B. J., Pandey, B. P., & Bujarbarua, S. (1996). Dynamics of a magnetized gravitating dusty plasma. Journal of Plasma Physics, 55(PART 3), 401-406.