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Title: Solitary structures in a spatially nonuniform degenerate plasma in the presence of quantizing magnetic field

In the present investigation, linear and nonlinear propagation of low frequency (ω≪Ω{sub ci}) electrostatic waves have been studied in a spatially inhomogeneous degenerate plasma with one dimensional electron trapping in the presence of a quantizing magnetic field and finite temperature effects. Using the drift approximation, formation of 1 and 2D drift ion solitary structures have been studied both for fully and partially degenerate plasmas. The theoretical results obtained have been analyzed numerically for the parameters typically found in white dwarfs for illustrative purpose. It is observed that the inclusion of Landau quantization significantly changes the expression of the electron number density of a dense degenerate plasma which affects the linear and nonlinear propagation of drift acoustic solitary waves in such a system. The present work may be beneficial to understand the propagation of drift solitary structures with weak transverse perturbation in a variety of physical situations, such as white dwarfs and laser-induced plasmas, where the quantum effects are expected to dominate.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [6]
  1. COMSATS, Institute of Information Technology, Park Road, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad 44000 (Pakistan)
  2. (NCP), Islamabad 44000 (Pakistan)
  3. University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore (RCET Campus) 54000 (Pakistan)
  4. (Pakistan)
  5. Department of Physics, Forman Christian College, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan)
  6. Theoretical Plasma Physics Group, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad 44000 (Pakistan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22408194
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: (c) 2015 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; DISTURBANCES; ELECTRON DENSITY; ION DRIFT; LASER-PRODUCED PLASMA; MAGNETIC FIELDS; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; ONE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; PLASMA WAVES; QUANTIZATION; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; TRAPPED ELECTRONS; WAVE PROPAGATION; WHITE DWARF STARS