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Title: Influence of trapped electrons on ion-acoustic solitons in plasmas with superthermal electrons

Abstract

A model for describing the physics of both superthermal and trapped electrons is presented. This is important because most of the space and some of the laboratory plasmas contain a population of superthermal particles. Due to the superthermal electrons, a high-energy tail appears in the electron distribution function that is conveniently modeled by the {kappa} distribution function. The distribution function of trapped particles is modeled based on the simulation result of the Vlasov-Poisson system of equations. An analytical expression for the electron density is obtained. The ion-acoustic solitons are studied in this framework.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. Faculty of Physics, Amirkabir University of Technology, P. O. Box 15875-4413, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
  2. (Iran, Islamic Republic of) and Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, P. O. Box 19395-5531, Tehran (Iran)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20960095
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 14; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2428281; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; BEAM-PLASMA SYSTEMS; BOLTZMANN-VLASOV EQUATION; DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS; ELECTRON BEAMS; ELECTRON DENSITY; ION ACOUSTIC WAVES; IONS; PLASMA; PLASMA DENSITY; PLASMA SIMULATION; TRAPPED ELECTRONS

Citation Formats

Abbasi, H., Pajouh, H. Hakimi, and Department of Physics, Tafresh University, Tafresh. Influence of trapped electrons on ion-acoustic solitons in plasmas with superthermal electrons. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2428281.
Abbasi, H., Pajouh, H. Hakimi, & Department of Physics, Tafresh University, Tafresh. Influence of trapped electrons on ion-acoustic solitons in plasmas with superthermal electrons. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2428281.
Abbasi, H., Pajouh, H. Hakimi, and Department of Physics, Tafresh University, Tafresh. Mon . "Influence of trapped electrons on ion-acoustic solitons in plasmas with superthermal electrons". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2428281.
@article{osti_20960095,
title = {Influence of trapped electrons on ion-acoustic solitons in plasmas with superthermal electrons},
author = {Abbasi, H. and Pajouh, H. Hakimi and Department of Physics, Tafresh University, Tafresh},
abstractNote = {A model for describing the physics of both superthermal and trapped electrons is presented. This is important because most of the space and some of the laboratory plasmas contain a population of superthermal particles. Due to the superthermal electrons, a high-energy tail appears in the electron distribution function that is conveniently modeled by the {kappa} distribution function. The distribution function of trapped particles is modeled based on the simulation result of the Vlasov-Poisson system of equations. An analytical expression for the electron density is obtained. The ion-acoustic solitons are studied in this framework.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2428281},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = 1,
volume = 14,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}