TITLE

Envelope excitations in electronegative plasmas with electrons featuring the Tsallis distribution

AUTHOR(S)
Bains, A. S.; Li, Bo; Tribeche, Mouloud
PUB. DATE
September 2013
SOURCE
Physics of Plasmas;Sep2013, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p092119
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We examine the modulational instability (MI) of ion-acoustic waves (IAWs) in an electronegative plasma containing positive and negative ions as well as electrons that follow the nonextensive statistics proposed by Tsallis [J. Stat. Phys. 52, 479 (1988)]. Using the reductive perturbation method, the nonlinear Schrödinger equation that governs the modulational instability of the IAWs is obtained. Inspired by the experimental work of Ichiki et al. [Phys. Plasmas 8, 4275 (2001)], three types of electronegative plasmas are investigated. The effects of various parameters on the propagation of IAWs are discussed in detail numerically. We find that the plasma supports both bright and dark solutions. The presence of the non-extensively distributed electrons is found to play a crucial role in the formation of envelope excitations. The region in the parameter space where the MI exists depends sensitively on the positive to negative ion mass ratio (M) and negative to positive ion density ratio (ν). An extensive range of the nonextensive q-parameters (-1
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90480711

 

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