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A Physical significance of growth rate in plasma

  1. Nov 26, 2018 #1
    Let us say that we have a dispersion relation curve and associated instability curve as shown below for a magnetised plasma, which have been formulated through kinetic theory. The frequencies and growth rate have been normalized w.r.t. cyclotron frequency of proton.

    My question is: what does this both plot physically signifies?

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  3. Nov 26, 2018 #2


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    You have marked your thread with an "A" tag signifying post graduate level ....
    So what study / readings have you been doing so far ... show some links
    show us what parts of them that you do not understand so that people here might
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  4. Nov 26, 2018 #3
    This kind of graph appears at many places where one invoke kinetic theory to study plasma. E.g. kindly see research article at:
    1. https://www.cambridge.org/core/jour...-instability/86419F5E132B4437D6DDAD0469179B6C
    2. https://www.cambridge.org/core/jour...e-ion-plasma/2685E71532119D417D1C6B8E1FE23FD7
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