TITLE

Nonthermal effects on existence domains for dust-acoustic solitary structures in plasmas with two-temperature ions

AUTHOR(S)
Verheest, Frank; Hellberg, Manfred A.
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
Physics of Plasmas;Feb2010, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p023701
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Large dust-acoustic waves are investigated in a multispecies plasma model consisting of adiabatic, negatively charged dust, in the presence of two ion species, a cooler one with a Boltzmann distribution and a hotter one with a nonthermal Cairns distribution. This is treated through a Sagdeev pseudopotential analysis, in a way which is physically transparent and puts great emphasis on the existence domains in compositional parameter space. The occurrence and properties of positive double layers have been studied, and this automatically also includes the existence domains for positive solitons with velocities and amplitudes smaller than the double layer values. A brief discussion is given of negative solitons and of conditions affecting the coexistence of negative and positive solitary structures for the same plasma properties. Subject to simple adjustments, these results apply equally to the conjugate plasma model of positive dust and two electron species, and in the limit without nonthermal effects, to the case of ion-acoustic solitary structures in a plasma with double Boltzmann electrons, and extensions of earlier results of that problem are presented.
ACCESSION #
48352300

 

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