Acoustic instability in weakly ionized gases

Kaw, P. (1969) Acoustic instability in weakly ionized gases Physical Review Letters, 188 (1). pp. 506-508. ISSN 0031-9007

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It is shown, in contrast with earlier work, that energy transfer between hot electrons and neutrals in a weakly ionized gas does not lead to an acoustic instability, if proper care is taken to account for the nonstationary nature of the neutral equilibrium.

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