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Title: Dust kinetic Alfvén waves and streaming instability in a non-Maxwellian magnetoplasma

The dust kinetic Alfvén wave (DKAW) instability is studied in a uniform dusty magnetoplasma by incorporating the superthermality effects of the electrons and perpendicularly streaming κ-distributed ions. The dispersion relation of the DKAW instability is investigated in the low-β{sub d} Lorentzian plasma limit. The solutions are analyzed for various scenarios of dusty and dusty-free plasmas. It is shown that the presence of dust particles and the cross-field superthermal ions sensibly modify the dispersion characteristics of the low-frequency DKAW. The present results are only valid for a frequency regime well below the dust cyclotron frequency. Numerical calculations are carried out for the growth rates by taking different dust parameters into account. It is found that the nonthermality is more effective for the dust kinetic Alfvén waves in the perpendicular direction as compared to the parallel one. The relevance of the results to the low-β{sub d} regions of space and astrophysical plasmas is highlighted.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Space Science, Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad Expressway, Islamabad 44000 (Pakistan)
  2. National Centre for Physics (NCP) at Quaid-i-Azam University Campus, Shahdra Valley Road, Islamabad 44000 (Pakistan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22304244
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 6; 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; 97 MATHEMATICAL METHODS AND COMPUTING; ASTROPHYSICS; CYCLOTRON FREQUENCY; D REGION; DISPERSION RELATIONS; DUSTS; INSTABILITY; MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS; NUMERICAL ANALYSIS; PLASMA