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A necessary and sufficient condition for the existence of negative-energy modes in a plasma described by the Vlasov-Maxwell system is derived from an expression of Morrison and Pfirsch for the second variation of the free-energy of a steady state solution.

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Authors: WEITZNER H, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York (US);PFIRSCH D, Max-Planck- Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: IPP 6/294 EN (1990) 5 pp.
Availability: Available from Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, 8046 Garching bei München (DE)
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