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Title: Zakharov-Kuznetsov equation in a magnetized plasma with two temperature superthermal electrons

A nonlinear Zakharov-Kuznetsov (ZK) equation for ion-acoustic solitary waves (IASWs) in a magnetized plasmas containing kappa distributed cold and hot electrons is derived by using reductive perturbation method. From the solution of ZK equation, the characteristics of IASWs have been studied under the influence of various plasma parameters. Existence domain of physical parameters is determined. It has been observed that the present plasma system supports the existence of both positive as well as negative potential solitons. The combined effects of cold to hot electron temperature ratio (σ), density ratio of cold electrons to ions (f), superthermality of cold and hot electrons (κ{sub c},κ{sub h}), strength of magnetic field (via Ω{sub i}), and obliqueness (θ) significantly influence the profile of IASWs. The physical parameters play a great role to modify the width and amplitude of the solitary structures. The stability analysis is also presented in this investigation and parametric range is determined to check the presence of stable and unstable solitons. The findings of this study are important to the physics of electrostatic wave structures in the Saturn's magnetosphere where two temperature electrons with kappa distribution exist.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005 (India)
  2. Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Optical Astronomy and Solar-Terrestrial Environment, School of Space Science and Physics, Shandong University at Weihai, 264209 Weihai (China)
  3. Department of Physics, Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar 144001 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22252060
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ELECTRON TEMPERATURE; ELECTRONS; EQUATIONS; IONS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; PERTURBATION THEORY; PLASMA WAVES; SATURN PLANET; SOLITONS