### Abstract

The linear microstability of a cross-field-carrying plasma was studied using a dispersion relation that includes kinetic and finite-beta effects as well as those of electron collisions. Comparisons were made to the better-documented cases of purely electrostatic modes (β_{e}=0) or collisionless electrons (ν_{e}=0). Conclusions pertaining to the change in the fundamental character of the instability for the case of an equithermal plasma (T_{i}/T_{e}∼1) in which electron collisions are important were drawn.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 066413/1-066413/11 |

Journal | Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics |

Volume | 64 |

Issue number | 6 II |

State | Published - Dec 1 2001 |

### All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics

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## Cite this

Choueiri, E. Y. (2001). Instability of a current-carrying finite-beta collisional plasma.

*Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics*,*64*(6 II), 066413/1-066413/11.