Nonlinear ion-acoustic surface waves on a dusty plasma

Ostrikov, K., Yu, M.Y., & Stenflo, L. (1999) Nonlinear ion-acoustic surface waves on a dusty plasma. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 27(1), pp. 219-224.

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A nonlinear theory for ion-acoustic surface waves propagating at the interface between a dusty plasma and a dielectric is presented. The nonlinear effects are associated with density modulations caused by surface-wave induced anomalous ionization. The negative charge of the massive dust grains is assumed to be constant. It is shown that the effect of the ionization nonlinearity arising from the ion-acoustic surface waves can result in the formation of surface envelope solitons. The wave phase shifts and the widths of the solitons are estimated for typical gas discharge plasmas.

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ID Code: 73831
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: dusty plasmas, plasma density, plasma ion acoustic waves
DOI: 10.1109/27.763122
ISSN: 0093-3813
Deposited On: 13 Jul 2014 23:21
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2014 23:21

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