Head-on Collision of Ion-Acoustic Shock and Solitary Waves in Collisionless Plasma with Pair Ions and Electrons

M. S. Alam, M. R. Talukder
2019 Brazilian journal of physics  
Unmagnetized collisionless plasma system consisting of positive- and negative ions, and electrons are considered to study the head-on collision of ion-acoustic shock waves (IASWs) and its effects on the formation of shock (monotonic and oscillatory) waves and phase shift. The soliton solution is derived from the two-sided Korteweg-de Vries Burger (KdVB) equations. The KdVB equations are obtained using extend Poincare-Lighthill-Kuo (ePLK) method. It is assumed that the negative ions are immobile
more » ... and the electrons follow the Boltzmann energy distribution in the plasma. The effects of plasma parameters such as density ratios and kinematic viscosities on electrostatic shock profiles, phase shift, amplitudes, formation of shock (monotonic and oscillatory) as well as on the soliton solution are investigated. It is found that the density ratio of negative to positive ions plays a vital role on the formation of shock waves and phase shift after collision.
doi:10.1007/s13538-018-0605-5 fatcat:usk2337fpjethae6pdu647ir5u