Propagation properties of dissipative waves in non Maxwellian plasmas
- Physics & Astronomy International Journal
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The propagation of the ion-acoustic shock waves (dissipative waves) are presented in a plasma consisting of fluid ions and cold and hot electrons. Cold and hot electrons are considered as Maxwellian and kappa distribution functions, respectively. Using reductive perturbation technique, Korteweg-de-Vries-Burger (KdVB) and Burgers equations are derived for shock waves in the present plasma model. It is found that both positive (compressive) and negative (rarefactive) ion-acoustic shock waves can be propagating in present medium. Finally, the influence of different parameters on both these shock waves are studied numerically. Our results are important for the electrostatic shock wave structures in space plasmas.
two-temperature plasmas, K-dVB equation, burgers equation, ion-acoustic shock waves, superthermal electrons