• Dynamo transformation of the collisional R–T in a weakly ionized plasma

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      Ionosphere; mesosphere; partial ionization; irregularities; collisional; dynamo

    • Abstract


      Theoretical prediction of a new kind of normal mode behaviour of electro-mechanical nature was first time reported by Dwivedi and Das in 1992 in the context of mesospheric modeling of observed neutral induced turbulence. Local dynamo action (due to relative neutral flow) governs the basic physical principle for linear excitation of the neutral induced low frequency instability (NILF) in mesospheric plasma, which comprises of weakly ionized inhomogeneous gas confined by the external gravity and ambient magnetic field. The present contribution offers physical explanation in terms of dynamo transformation of neutral drag effect as a source to understand complete suppression of the usual collisional R-T and in turn linear driving of the NILF. It is therefore emphasized, worth calling it as the dynamo instability.

    • Author Affiliations


      C B Dwivedi1

      1. Plasma Physics Division, Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Khanapara, Guwahati - 781 022, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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