Continuous spectrum of a non-neutral plasma column

S. N. Bhattacharyya, A. Bhattacharjee

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The linearized dynamics about the cylindrical equilibrium of a non-neutral plasma in a uniform axial magnetic field is discussed. A spectral analysis shows the existence of two continua, both of which are shown to be stable. The possibility of Suydam-like rapidly oscillating solutions is also demonstrated. The Suydam solutions may imply the existence of an infinite sequence of unstable modes that belong to the discrete spectrum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)895-897
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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