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Drift instability in a positive ion–negative ion plasma

  • M. ROSENBERG (a1) and R. L. MERLINO (a2)

Drift wave instability in a magnetized plasma composed of positive ions and negative ions is considered using linear kinetic theory in the local approximation. We consider the case where the mass (temperature) of the negative ions is much larger (smaller) than that of the positive ions, and where the gyroradii of the two ion species are comparable. Weak collisional effects are taken into account. Application to possible laboratory parameters is discussed.

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