• Nonplanar electrostatic shock waves in an opposite polarity dust plasma with nonextensive electrons and ions

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      Dust-acoustic waves; shock waves; nonextensive plasmas; dust of opposite polarity; nonplanar geometry

    • Abstract


      A rigorous theoretical investigation has been carried out on the propagation of nonplanar (cylindrical and spherical) dust-acoustic shock waves (DASHWs) in a collisionless four-component unmagnetized dusty plasmasystem containing massive, micron-sized, positively and negatively charged inertial dust grains along with $q$ (nonextensive) distributed electrons and ions. The well-known reductive perturbation technique has been used to derive the modified Burgers equation (which describes the shock wave properties) and its numerical solution. It has been observed that the effects of charged dust grains of opposite polarity, nonextensivity of electrons and ions, and different dusty plasma parameters have significantly modified the fundamental properties (viz., polarity, amplitude, width, etc.) of the shock waves. The properties of DASHWs in nonplanar geometry are found tobe significantly different from those in one-dimensional planar geometry. The findings of our results from this theoretical investigation may be useful in understanding the nonlinear features of localized electrostatic disturbancesin both space and laboratory dusty plasmas.

    • Author Affiliations



      1. Department of Physics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka 1342, Bangladesh
      2. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Sonargaon University, Dhaka 1215, Bangladesh
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