Arbitrary amplitude double layers in a multi-species electron-positron plasma
Department of PhysicsUniversity of Durban-Westville
Plasma Physics Research InstituteUniversity of Natal
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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.