Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 29, Pages: 1-6
Alidad Askari* and Rohollah Soleimani
Recent observations show the existence of high energy electrons in various astrophysical plasmas which their distribution functions are highly non thermal. The presence of dust ion acoustic localized waves in plasmas which contain non thermal electrons and ions with kinematic viscosity along with stationary charged dust is investigated. Solitary shock waves are derived as solutions of nonlinear wave equation of the medium using the reductive perturbation method by employing suitable stretching coordinates. Both rarefactive and compressive shock profiles are created in the medium according to the initial values of the medium parameters. We report that increasing the electron number density makes a growth in the amplitude of negative shock waves while it decreases the amplitude of positive shock profile. Some behavior of observed transience in the plasma waves can be explained using the presented results.
Keywords: Dusty Plasmas, Dust-Ion-Acoustic Solitary Waves, Localized Waves, Non Thermal Distribution, Shock Waves, Viscosity
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