Sanjay, J and Bhuvanesh, Ramakrishna (2019) A STUDY OF THE WEIBEL INSTABILITY. Masters thesis, Indian institute of technology Hyderabad.


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Plasma (an electrified gas with atoms dissociated into positive ions and negative electrons) is often said to be the most abundant form of matter in the universe. The density of a plasma can vary over 28 orders of magnitude – lower density plasmas behaving like alternating gradient synchrotrons (where single particle trajectories need to be considered) while higher density plasmas tend to behave like fluids (motions of individual particles are unimportant) – thus encouraging us to think of plasmas as a ‘fourth state of matter’. In this report, we analyse the basic parameters of a plasma, briefly looking at the equations governing its behaviour to start with. We then proceed to study the Weibel Instability, and explore its evolution with time using numerical simulations.

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Bhuvanesh, Ramakrishnahttp://orcid.org/0000-0002-2728-6809
Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plasma Instability, Weibel Instability
Subjects: Physics
Divisions: Department of Physics
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 03 May 2019 11:08
Last Modified: 03 May 2019 11:08
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/5055
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