Plasma magnetization and Farley-Buneman instability

B. P. Pandey, S. V. Vladimirov

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The Farley-Buneman instability (FBI) which is electrostatic streaming instability is thought to play important role in creating plasma irregularities in the ionospheric E-regions. The interplay between electric and magnetic field which give rise to cross field motion in the ionised medium causes this instability. In a weakly ionised medium, collision between neutral and plasma particles is important and relative magnetisation determines the magnitude of relative cross-field motion. Therefore, the role of plasma magnetisation on FBI should be investigated. The role of plasma magnetisation and neutral in exciting FBI in magnetised plasma is investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st ESCAMPIG 2012
Subtitle of host publicationEurophysics Conference on the Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases, Tuesday 20 July to Saturday 14 July 2012, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
EditorsPedro G. C. Almeida, Luís L. Alves, Vasco Guerra
Place of PublicationViana do Castelo, Portugal
PublisherEuropean Physical Society
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9782914771740
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventEurophysics Conference on the Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases (21st : 2012) - Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Duration: 10 Jul 201214 Jul 2012


ConferenceEurophysics Conference on the Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases (21st : 2012)
CityViana do Castelo, Portugal


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