Singular waves in a magnetized pair-ion plasma

Samanta, Sukanta; Misra, Amar P.
July 2009
Physics of Plasmas;Jul2009, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p074505
Academic Journal
The existence of singular waves along the boundary of a magnetized pair-ion plasma is proved for both plasma-metal and plasma-vacuum interfaces. Such waves are shown to propagate at the points of intersection of the complex-zone boundary and the surface wave dispersion curve in a weakly magnetized plasma. The results could be relevant for negative ion plasmas in the laboratory and space as well as for the modeling of a plasma sustained by a traveling surface wave.


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