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The superfluid two-stream instability and pulsar glitches

  title={The superfluid two-stream instability and pulsar glitches},
  author={Nils Andersson and G L Comer and Reinhard Prix},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
This paper provides the first study of a new dynamical instability in superfluids. This instability is similar to the two-stream instability known to operate in plasmas. It is analogous to the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability, but has the distinguishing feature that the two fluids are interpenetrating. The instability sets in once the relative flow between the two components of the system reaches a critical level. Our analysis is based on the two-fluid equations that have been used to model the… 

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