Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics
Volume 84 Issue 4 April 2015 pp 637-651
The nonlinear wave modulation of planar and non-planar (cylindrical and spherical) dust-acoustic waves (DAW) propagating in dusty plasmas, in the presence of non-extensive distributions for ions and electrons is investigated. By employing multiple scales technique, a cylindrically and spherically modified nonlinear Schrödinger equation (NLSE) is derived. The presence of hot non-extensive 𝑞-distributed ions and electron is shown to influence the modulational instability (MI) of the waves. It is shown that the properties of the MI of DAW in cylindrical and spherical geometries differ from those in a planar one-dimensional geometry. Furthermore, it is observed that the non-extensive distributed ions have more effect on the MI of the DAW than electrons. Also, it is found that there is a MI period for cylindrical and spherical wave modulations, which does not exist in the one-dimensional case.
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