Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

A study of ion-acoustic solitons and double layers in a multispecies collisionless weakly relativistic plasma

  • TARSEM SINGH GILL (a1), HARVINDER KAUR (a2) and NARESHPAL SINGH SAINI (a1)

Abstract

The effect on the propagation of ion-acoustic solitons and double layers has been studied in collisionless weakly relativistic plasma consisting of two-electron temperature with isothermal electrons and finite ion temperature. The Korteweg de-Vries (KdV) equation is derived for ion-acoustic solitons propagating in a collisionless plasma. This equation is solved in a stationary frame to obtain the expression for soliton phase velocity, soliton width and peak soliton amplitude. It is observed that these quantities are significantly influenced by the relativistic effect, ion temperature, low-temperature electron density and ratio of cold to hot electron temperatures. Many features expected from hot ion theory and two species electron plasmas automatically emerge. The analysis is further extended to higher order nonlinearity and modified Korteweg de-Vries (mKdV) equation is derived. Even though compressive and rarefactive ion-acoustic solitons are obtained, only rarefactive ion-acoustic double layers are obtained in the present investigation.

Copyright

MathJax
MathJax is a JavaScript display engine for mathematics. For more information see http://www.mathjax.org.

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed