Radiative Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities

Emmanuel Jacquet, ENS Paris
Advisor: Mark Krumholz, UCSC

Abstract: This project investigates the role of radiation in Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities by performing linear stability analyses of a plane parallel background equilibrium, with a semi-infinite medium 1 overlying a semi-infinite medium 2, in a gravitational field g and a radiation flux F normal to the discontinuity.

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