Taylor instability

Taylor instability

[′tā·lər ‚in·stə′bil·əd·ē]
(fluid mechanics)
An instability in Couette flow between rotating cylinders that arises at a critical angular velocity, in which periodic eddies along the cylinder axis form a regular pattern.
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KEYWORDS: Nuclear fusion, Nuclear fission, Nuclear propulsion, Space exploration, Inertial Confinement Fusion, Lawson criterion, Rayleigh Taylor instability
Using this and other laser matter interaction simulation tools, Jill worked on and contributed to the understanding of the Raleigh Taylor instability, implosion and coronal hydrodynamics, and laser beam imprinting.
Experimental investigation of turbulent mixing by Rayleigh Taylor instability.