Ion acoustic solitary waves with adiabatic ions in magnetized electron-positron-ion plasmas
Theoretical Plasma Physics Division, Pinstech, P.O. Nilore,
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Revised: 31 July 2008
Published online: 27 August 2008
Linear and nonlinear ion acoustic waves in the presence of adiabatically heated ions in magnetized electron-positron-ion plasmas are studied. The Sagdeev potential approach is employed to obtain the energy integral equation in such a mulitcomponent plasma using fluid theory. It is found that electron density humps are formed in the subsonic region in magnetized electron-positron-ion plasmas. The amplitude of electron density hump is decreased with the increase of hot ion temperature in electron-positron-ion plasmas. However, the increase in positron concentration and obliqueness of the wave increases the amplitude of nonlinear structure. The increase in positron concentration also reduces the width of the nonlinear structure in a magnetized multicomponent plasma. The numerical solutions in the form of solitary pulses are also presented for different plasma cases. The results may be applicable to astrophysical plasma situations, where magnetized electron-positron-ion plasma with hot ions can exist.
PACS: 52.27.Cm – Multicomponent and negative-ion plasmas / 52.25.Xz – Magnetized plasmas / 52.35.Fp – Electrostatic waves and oscillations / 52.35.Sb – Solitons; BGK modes
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