Lower hybrid waves instability in a velocity–sheared inhomogenous charged dust beam

  • S S Duwa


An electrostatic linear kinetic analysis of velocity-sheared inhomogeneous charged dust streaming parallel to a magnetic field in plasma is presented. Excited mode and the growth rates are derived in the lower hybrid-like mode regime, with collisional effects included. In the case where the drift velocity u is very small the velocity shear Ñu would dominate over density anisotropy Ñn in providing the free energy to drive the relevant instability in space plasmas

Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics Vol. 8 2004: pp. 211-214