Abstract

The effects of finite ion Larmor radius (FLR), collisions and Hall currents on thermosolutal instability of a partially ionized plasma in porous medium in the presence of uniform vertical magnetic field are investigated. It is found that the presence of each magnetic field, FLR, Hall currents and collisions, introduces oscillatory modes which were, otherwise, non-existent. In the case of stationary convection, finite Larmor radius, Hall currents, medium permeability and magnetic field may have stabilizing or destabilizing effects, but for a certain wave number range, FLR, magnetic field and Hall currents have a complete stabilizing effect. The stable solute gradient always has stabilizing effect on the system whereas the collisional effects disappear for the case of stationary convection.