Oblique stability of circularly polarized MHD waves

E. Mjølhus, T. Hada

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The stability of finite-amplitude weakly dispersive circularly polarized MHD wave trains with respect to oblique modulations is investigated. The mathematical model is a multi-dimensional extension of the DNLS equation. We have found that the right-hand-polarized wave, which is stable with respect to parallel modulations, is unstable with respect to certain oblique modulations for most primary wavenumbers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-268
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Plasma Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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