Head-on collision of ion acoustic solitary waves in electron-positron-ion plasma with superthermal electrons and positrons
Department of Mathematics, Siksha Bhavana Visva Bharati
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Received in final form: 28 April 2011
Published online: 4 October 2011
The head-on collision of ion acoustic solitary waves are studied in an electron-positron-ion plasma composed of superthermal electrons, superthermal positrons, and cold ions using the extended Poincaré-Lighthill-Kuo (PLK) method. The effects of the ratio of electron to positron temperature, the spectral index of electron and positron, and the concentration of positron component on the phase shift are studied. It is found that the presence of superthermal electrons and superthermal positrons play a significant role on the collision of ion acoustic solitary waves. It is also been observed that the temperature ratio plays a significant role on the collision of ion acoustic solitary waves.
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