• Propagation characteristics of ion-acoustic double layer in multicomponent inhomogeneous auroral zone plasma

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      Ion-acoustic double layers; inhomogeneous plasma; auroral zone

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      In the present investigation, ion-acoustic double layers in an inhomogeneous plasma consisting of Maxwellian and non-thermal distributions of electrons are studied.We have derived a modified Korteweg–de Vries (mKdV) equation for ion-acoustic double layers propagating in a collisionless inhomogeneous plasma. It is observed that the non-thermal parameters affect the amplitude and width of the double layer which further depend on the density.

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      HARVINDER KAUR1 TARSEM SINGH GILL2 PARVEEN BALA3

      1. Department of Physics, Khalsa College, Amritsar 143 002, India
      2. Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143 005, India
      3. Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141 004, India
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