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Shear flow instability in a partially-ionized plasma sheath around a fast-moving vehicle
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10.1063/1.3596534
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FIG. 1.

(Color online) Geometry of the sheared plasma flow.

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FIG. 2.

(a) Real part of the frequency ω from Eq. (32) and (b) the growth rate as a function of kL from Eq. (33).

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FIG. 3.

(Color online) Comparison of analytic (solid lines) and numerical (dashed lines) calculations of the (a) real frequency and (b) growth rate as a function of k for linear velocity shear with c0=0.5/L and c0=1.0/L in the collisionless limit.

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FIG. 4.

Peak growth rate as a function of neutral density for linear velocity shear with c0=0.5/L and c0=1.0/L in the collisionless limit.

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FIG. 5.

Velocity as a function of x for hyperbolic tangent shear profiles with α→∞ (linear profile), and α=500, 180, and 120.

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FIG. 6.

Growth rate as a function of k for the velocity shear profiles of Fig. 5.

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FIG. 7.

Peak growth rate as a function of neutral density for the velocity shear profiles of Fig. 5.

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FIG. 8.

Growth rate as a function of k for the Gaussian velocity profile of Eq. (39).

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2011-06-10
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Scitation: Shear flow instability in a partially-ionized plasma sheath around a fast-moving vehicle
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/journal/pop/18/6/10.1063/1.3596534
10.1063/1.3596534
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