Danehkar, Ashkbiz and Saini, Nareshpal Singh and Hellberg, Manfred A. and Kourakis, Ioannis (2011) Electron-acoustic solitary waves in the presence of a suprathermal electron component. Physics of Plasmas, 18 (7). 072902/1-10. ISSN 1070-664XFull text not available from this repository.
The nonlinear dynamics of electron-acoustic localized structures in a collisionless and unmagnetized plasma consisting of "cool" inertial electrons, "hot" electrons having a kappa distribution, and stationary ions is studied. The inertialess hot electron distribution thus has a long-tailed suprathermal (non-Maxwellian) form. A dispersion relation is derived for linear electron-acoustic waves. They show a strong dependence of the charge screening mechanism on excess suprathermality (through \kappa). A nonlinear pseudopotential technique is employed to investigate the occurrence of stationary-profile solitary waves, focusing on how their characteristics depend on the spectral index \kappa, and the hot-to-cool electron temperature and density ratios. Only negative polarity solitary waves are found to exist, in a parameter region which becomes narrower as deviation from the Maxwellian (suprathermality) increases, while the soliton amplitude at fixed soliton speed increases. However, for a constant value of the true Mach number, the amplitude decreases for decreasing \kappa.
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|Depositing User:||Ashkbiz Danehkar|
|Date Deposited:||07 Aug 2011 20:15|
|Last Modified:||07 Aug 2011 20:15|
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