Kelvin-Helmholtz instability in dusty plasma medium: Fluid and particle approach

S Tiwari and V Dharodi and A Das and P Kaw and A Sen, JOURNAL OF PLASMA PHYSICS, 80, 817-823 (2014).

DOI: 10.1017/S0022377814000397

The Kelvin-Helmholtz (KH) instability is studied in a two dimensional strongly coupled dusty plasma medium using a fluid approach as well as through a molecular dynamic (MD) simulation. For the fluid description the generalized hydrodynamic (GH) model which treats the strongly coupled dusty plasma as a visco-elastic fluid is adopted. For the MD studies the ensemble of particles are assumed to interact through a Yukawa potential. Both the approaches predict a stabilization of the KH growth rate with an increase in the strong coupling parameter. The present study also delineates the temporal evolution and the interaction of transverse shear waves with the collective dynamics of the dusty plasma medium within the framework of both these approaches.

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