Electrostatic shock wave in dusty plasmas

C. B. Dwivedi*, B. P. Pandey

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The present investigation reports the existence of a one-dimensional (1-D) shock wave profile for a weakly nonlinear modified acoustic-like/dust-acoustic waves. Here, unlike in the conventional plasma systems, the dissipative effect to balance the nonlinear steepening arises self-consistently due to dust charge fluctuation dynamics in response to the collective plasma oscillations. The possibility of other localized coherent structures like dissipative/dispersive solitons in higher-order solutions has been highlighted. Its implications in laboratory and space plasmas are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4134-4139
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


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