Solitary waves in an ultrarelativistic degenerate dense plasma

Mamun, A. A.; Shukla, P. K.
October 2010
Physics of Plasmas;Oct2010, Vol. 17 Issue 10, p104504
Academic Journal
Solitary waves in an ultrarelativistic degenerate dense plasma have been investigated by the reductive perturbation method. The modified Korteweg-de Vries equation has been derived and its numerical solutions have been analyzed to identify the basic features of spherical electrostatic solitary structures that may form in such a degenerate dense plasma. The implications of our results in compact astrophysical objects, particularly in white dwarfs, have been briefly discussed.


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