International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2569

Full Length Research Paper

Suppression of the Buoyoncy-driven Instability of plasma by Larmor radius effects

Aiyub Khan1*, S. S. Tak1 and P. Patni2
  1Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, India. 2Lachoo Memorial College of Science and Technology, Jodhpur, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 14 July 2010
  •  Published: 04 February 2011



Using the magnetohydrodynamic equations with ion gyro-radius corrections, the gravity-driven instability of plasma is analyzed here for the mode which has non zero projection of the wave number along the unperturbed magnetic field. Employing the normal mode technique, the stability analysis had been carried out through the eigen value solution. The suppression of the buoyancy-driven instability in an exponentially stratified semi-infinite plasma layer by the finite Larmor radius effects is shown here.


Key words: Instability, buoyancy-driven, magnetic field, normal mode, finite Larmor radius.