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Open Access Journal of Mathematical and Theoretical Physics
We investigate the effect of the drift velocity of lighter ions on shock waves in an unmagnetized multi-component plasma. Solar origin hot electrons and lighter ions, positively and negatively charged heavier ions and cometary origin colder electrons form the multicomponent plasma. Using the reductive perturbation technique, we have derived the KdVB (Korteweg-deVries-Burgers) equation and its shock wave solution is plotted for different plasma parameters relevant to comet Halley. We find thatdoi:10.15406/oajmtp.2018.01.00031 fatcat:dmtvqmg3ijfz7h7unqspu4ey3y