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Charge fluctuation effects on solitary waves in dusty plasmas
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Space and Plasma Physics.
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Space and Plasma Physics.
2005 (English)In: New Vistas in Dusty Plasmas, 2005, Vol. 799, 486-489 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In a dusty plasma the charge on a moving dust grain changes in response to the variations in the local plasma conditions. The charge on a slowly moving grain should be close to a locally determined equilibrium. For a time independent electrostatic structure an integral of motion for a grain with varying charge can then be found. Solutions of Vlasov's equation are given by arbitrary functions of these integrals of motion, so that, using the Poisson equation, a generalised Sagdeev (Classical) potential can be found (Raadu, 2003, Phys. Scripta vol.68, 266). Solitary wave solutions may be investigated making use of this generalised Sagdeev potential. The influence of charge fluctuations on the range of parameters for the existence of solitary waves is considered here. A modified form of the relation between the amplitude and the wave velocity is found.

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2005. Vol. 799, 486-489 p.
Keyword [en]
dusty plasmas, complex plasmas, solitary waves, charge fluctuation
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Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-36975DOI: 10.1063/1.2134671ISI: 000234508900105ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33750349134ISBN: 0-7354-0287-6OAI: diva2:435063
4th International Conference on Physics of Dusty Plasmas Location: Orleans, FRANCE Date: JUN 13-17, 2005
QC 20110817Available from: 2011-08-17 Created: 2011-07-21 Last updated: 2011-10-14Bibliographically approved

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