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Title: Effect of q-nonextensive parameter and saturation time on electron density steepening in electron-positron-ion plasmas

The effect of q-nonextensive parameter and saturation time on the electron density steepening in electron-positron-ion plasmas is studied by particle in cell method. Phase space diagrams show that the size of the holes, and consequently, the number of trapped particles strongly depends on the q-parameter and saturation time. Furthermore, the mechanism of the instability and exchange of energy between electron-positron and electric field is explained by the profiles of the energy density. Moreover, it is found that the q-parameter, saturation time, and electron and positron velocities affect the nonlinear evolution of the electron density which leads to the steepening of its structure. The q-nonextensive parameter or degree of nonextensivity is the relation between temperature gradient and potential energy of the system. Therefore, the deviation of q-parameter from unity indicates the degree of inhomogeneity of temperature or deviation from equilibrium. Finally, using the kinetic theory, a generalized q-dispersion relation is presented for electron-positron-ion plasma systems. It is found that the simulation results in the linear regime are in good agreement with the growth rate results obtained by the kinetic theory.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Faculty of Physics, University of Shahrood, Shahrood (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22489825
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 11; 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; DIAGRAMS; DISPERSION RELATIONS; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ELECTRON DENSITY; ELECTRONS; ENERGY DENSITY; IONS; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; PHASE SPACE; PLASMA; PLASMA INSTABILITY; POSITRONS; POTENTIAL ENERGY; TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS; TRAPPING