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    • Sound velocity in binary liquid mixtures and the statistical mechanical theories

      J D Pandey Shikha A K Shukla Anil K Singh

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      Sound velocity in three binary liquid mixtures benzene+cyclohexane (I), cyclohexane+carbontetrachloride (II) and benzene+carbontetrachloride (III) has been measured. Significant structure and Flory — Patterson theories have been employed to evaluate ultrasonic velocity in the systems. The values are in good agreement with the experimental ones. A comparative study of significant structure theory and Flory-Patterson Theory has been made. Both the theories give satisfactory results for the three liquid mixtures.

    • Nonlinear dust-ion-acoustic waves in a multi-ion plasma with trapped electrons

      S S Duha B Shikha A A Mamun

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      A dusty multi-ion plasma system consisting of non-isothermal (trapped) electrons, Maxwellian (isothermal) light positive ions, warm heavy negative ions and extremely massive charge fluctuating stationary dust have been considered. The dust-ion-acoustic solitary and shock waves associated with negative ion dynamics, Maxwellian (isothermal) positive ions, trapped electrons and charge fluctuating stationary dust have been investigated by employing the reductive perturbation method. The basic features of such dust-ion-acoustic solitary and shock waves have been identified. The implications of our findings in space and laboratory dusty multi-ion plasmas are discussed.

    • Combination synchronization of time-delay chaotic system via robust adaptive sliding mode control

      AYUB KHAN SHIKHA

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      In this paper, the methodology to achieve combination synchronization of time-delay chaotic system via robust adaptive sliding mode control is introduced. The methodology is implemented by taking identical time-delayLorenz chaotic system. The selection of switching surface and the design of control law is also discussed, which is an important issue. By utilizing rigorous mathematical theory, sufficient condition is drawn for the stability of error dynamics based on Lyapunov stability theory. Theoretical results are supported with the numerical simulations. The complexity of this methodology is useful to strengthen the security of communication. The hidden message can be partitioned into several parts loaded in two master systems to improve the accuracy of communication.

    • Tsallis holographic dark energy in Bianchi-I Universe using hybrid expansion law with $k$-essence

      VIPIN CHANDRA DUBEY SHIKHA SRIVASTAVA UMESH KUMAR SHARMA ANIRUDH PRADHAN

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      In this paper, the proposed dark energy, Tsallis holographic dark energy (THDE), infrared cut-off with the Hubble horizon has been investigated in the Bianchi-I (axially symmetric) anisotropic model with a hybrid expansion law. It has been observed that the THDE is in tune with the accelerating Universe with equation of state (EoS) parameter ($\omega_{T}$ < $−1/3$) in the $k$-essence region. We have used the statefinder diagnostic in our model. In addition, we try to accommodate the perspective of dark energy by the avenue of reconstructing the evolution of scalar field potential. We have considered the $k$-essence for the analysis of this reconstruction, showing the accelerated expansion at present.

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