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Title: Ion thermal effects on slow mode solitary waves in plasmas with two adiabatic ion species

Using both the Sagdeev and Korteweg-de Vries (KdV) methods, ion thermal effects on slow mode ion acoustic solitons and double layers are investigated in a plasma with two adiabatic positive ion species. It is found that reducing the gap between the two ion thermal speeds by increasing the relative temperature of the cool ions increases the typical soliton/double layer speeds for all values of the ion-ion density ratio and reduces the range in the density ratio that supports double layers. The effect of increasing the relative cool ion temperature on the soliton/double layer amplitudes depends on the relative densities. For lower values of the ion density ratio, an increase in cool ion temperature leads to a significant decrease in soliton/double layer amplitude, so one may find that solitons of all permissible speeds lie within the range of KdV theory.
Authors:
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  1. School of Chemistry and Physics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4000 (South Africa)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22490151
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 9; 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; AMPLITUDES; CATIONS; ION DENSITY; ION TEMPERATURE; KORTEWEG-DE VRIES EQUATION; PLASMA; SOLITONS; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; VELOCITY