Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 189, Issue 2, pp 213–222

Arbitrary amplitude double layers in a multi-species electron-positron plasma

  • R. Bharuthram

DOI: 10.1007/BF00643126

Cite this article as:
Bharuthram, R. Astrophys Space Sci (1992) 189: 213. doi:10.1007/BF00643126


The existence and properties of arbitrary amplitude double layers in a four-component electron-positron plasma, consisting of two species of hot electrons, a hot and a cold positron species, are investigated as functions of plasma properties such as density and temperature ratios. Their behaviour for other plasma models is also discussed. Applications to the polar-cusp region of pulsars is considered.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Bharuthram
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Durban-WestvilleDurbanSouth Africa
  2. 2.Plasma Physics Research InstituteUniversity of NatalDurbanSouth Africa