Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 343, Issue 1, pp 329–333

Shocks in multicomponent cylindrical and spherical Lorentzian plasmas

Original Article


Nonlinear cylindrical and spherical ion acoustic shocks have been studied in unmagnetized dissipative non-Maxwellian electron-positron-ion (e-p-i) plasmas. Modified Korteweg-de Vries Burgers (mKdVB) has been derived by using reductive perturbation method. Two level finite difference scheme is used with the help of Runge Kutta method to simulate the mKdVB. It is noticed that positron concentration, spectral indices of electrons and positrons, kinematic viscosity of ions significantly modifies the strength of shocks in cylindrical and spherical geometries.


Multicomponent Cylindrical and spherical Lorentzian plasmas Modified Kortewegde Vries Burgers Runge Kutta method 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Theoretical Plasma Physics DivisionPINSTECH NiloreIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.Department of Physics and Applied MathematicsPIEAS NiloreIslamabadPakistan

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