Electrostatic solitary ion waves in dense electron-positron-ion magnetoplasma

Jehan, Nusrat; Salahuddin, M.; Mahmood, S.; Mirza, Arshad M.
April 2009
Physics of Plasmas;Apr2009, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p042313
Academic Journal
The nonlinear coupled ion-acoustic and ion-cyclotron waves propagating obliquely to the external magnetic field in dense collisionless electron-positron-ion magnetoplasma are investigated using Sagdeev potential method. A semiclassical approach is used. Electrons and positrons are treated as degenerate Fermi gases described by Thomas–Fermi density distribution and ions behave as classical gas. It is found that the presence of degenerate positrons in a dense Thomas–Fermi plasma significantly modifies the structure of solitary waves by restricting the electrostatic potential to a certain maximum value which depends upon the concentration of positrons in the system. It is also noted that only subsonic humplike solitary waves can exist and for a given angle of propagation, the presence of degenerate positrons diminishes the amplitude as well as width of the solitary wave.


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